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Did you leave a live chicken at the cinema?

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The Empire chain has asked its cinema managers about the weirdest stuff to end up in their lost property boxes. The oddest? A chicken left behind by its human date – who you hope at least bought the poor fowl a box of (preferably unpopped) corn first. 

As well as the neglected clucker, false teeth and a blow-up doll of Simon Cowell are among the items left behind by forgetful customers.

Empire also surveyed 2,000 audience members, asking which items they're most likely to leave in their seats. Coats (24 percent) beat out wallets and purses (19 percent), and mobiles (16 percent) to the number one spot. Glasses, brollies and keys are also up there on the list. Thirty-three people slipped their shoes off mid-film and forgot to put them back on (how far home did they get?). And 27 people admitted to leaving a piece of underwear in the cinema – the dirty devils.

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