We often are asked about statistics, especially around washing machines and this one shows just how affluent that we have become as a nation in the UK as almost all UK households now own a washing machine.
By now most of us have heard of the 3D printing revolution and probably about the possibility of printing your food after Nasa announced that they were exploring the technology, but now a Spanish start-up is looking to bring that possibility to your kitchen in 2014.
Indesit Company's management met on Monday with government and the trade unions at the Ministry of Economic Development to verify the feasibility of an agreement over the reorganisation plan designed to deliver improved competitiveness.
Yes we know it's sprawled over more than 40 pages and, yes we know some of it is bordering on ugly and, yes we also thought everyone would get bored of it and go home. They didn't and, in some ways this has become one of the best threads ever. Even if it is like reading war and peace at times, with more war than peace.