I've always wondered what happened to the backpack Delta lost on a flight I took from Boston to Atlanta over a decade ago.  There's a good chance it turned up in the town of Scottsboro, AL, only a couple hrs north of my hometown of Birmingham. I've never been but Boing Boing reminded me to check there when they linked to an article about the Unclaimed Baggage Center.

If you've ever lost valuables while traveling and the airline made "a reasonable attempt" to get the goods to you, the folks at the Unclaimed Baggage Center likely bought your stuff from the company and sold it to some lucky customer.

It's hard to remember what was in that backpack but the trip was in high school so someone may have gotten my orthodontic retainer with their purchase. Now that's a 2-for-1 steal!