In the room
It’s startling what absent-minded hotel guests can leave behind. In addition to iPads, laptops and smartphones (forgotten more frequently at 23 per cent), a new survey by lastminute.com turned up $10,000 in cash hidden around a room in Washington D.C., a gun and badge left by a policeman in Las Vegas and a wedding dress deserted in New York. In Prague a businessman went to the airport without his wife while another man in Dublin abandoned his mother.
At the museum
Just in time for Halloween, the Museum of London has turned the spotlight on 19th-century body snatchers. A new exhibit focuses on the corpses once used for teaching purposes at hospitals and anatomy schools in the British capital. While some were executed criminals fresh from the gallows, others were purchased from grave robbers and, in some cases, murderers. Skeletal remains discovered in 2006 at a Royal London Hospital burial ground will be part of the show. Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men continues through April 14.
In the park
Disney will harness social media to alert the public to weeklong special events planned throughout 2013 at Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California. Details of the Limited Time Magic programs will be revealed through Twitter, blogs and websites. Already announced are celebrations centring on July Fourth, pirates, 3-D chalk art, Long Lost Friends (lesser-known Disney characters) and Valentine's Day. Also on the agenda are impromptu concerts, dance parties, coloured lighting, character meet-and-greets, new menus and merchandise items.