Name That List, #41

What is this a list of? The answer is below in extended.

  • a headstone with the inscription "You will never be forgotten"
  • a toilet seat and cistern
  • a life-size mannequin
  • a glass eye
  • cast iron dungeon keys
  • a single contact lens
  • a slingshot
  • a calorie consumption counter
  • a large drawing of a rhino
  • numerous harmonicas


Items at the Dublin Airport that passengers forgot to collect, according to the Dublin Airport Authority.

Sources: Leitrim Observer,
     Posted By: Alex - Thu Aug 24, 2017
     Category: Name That List

Damn! My first thought was that it had to be something to do with Salvador Dali.
Posted by Manticore on 08/24/17 at 08:34 AM
Half right - I guessed things left behind in an abandoned building.
Posted by Richard Bos on 08/24/17 at 12:51 PM
Sort of in the ballpark, kinda -- I thought it might be stuff left behind after a Grateful Dead concert.

But, as happens all too often, it sparked a mental image, and so now I have to add one more item to my list of things to do if I ever win Powerball -- buy a container of cheap headstones from China and leave them in odd places.
Posted by Phideaux on 08/24/17 at 01:05 PM
I heard an interview with a member of the group "Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show" (now that's reaching back into the Stoned Age) relating that he had a prosthetic eye and how he once left it in a pant pocket when he sent his laundry out. It did not return. It struck him that he now had a ready reply to those who would ask that awkward question about how he had lost his eye: "I lost it at the laundromat."
Posted by KDP on 08/24/17 at 04:55 PM
Those Irish must have a different idea about a cistern. What I think of is something that you certainly can't schlep around with you, not even in checked luggage. It's at least the size of a small swimming pool – built in the ground of concrete – and meant to stay put.
Posted by Virtual on 08/24/17 at 06:52 PM
In a weird coincidence, I saw an article about the headstone in a news feed earlier the same day.
Posted by Fritz G on 08/25/17 at 09:14 AM
Virtual: a cistern is also the flush tank of a toilet - in this case, presumably of the same toilet that seat belonged to (or was going to belong to).
Posted by Richard Bos on 08/25/17 at 10:55 AM
Richard, I don't recall coming across this usage. I would say toilet tank or flush tank. Actually, "loo box" seems better yet; I believe I'll use that now.
Posted by Virtual on 08/26/17 at 12:34 PM
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