The 51st Thing!

We now have a winner! To find out what it is, listen to Number 51.

Thank you to everyone who took part in our search for the 51st Thing. We asked you for suggestions for one extra thing that made the modern economy and we received hundreds of ideas. Thousands of votes were then cast on Tim's shortlist. We hope you enjoy finding out all about the winning 51st Thing in the final episode of the series.

You can also scroll through and listen to the other 50 Things that Made the Modern Economy.

The Shortlist

  • Credit Card

  • Glass

  • Global Positioning System (GPS)

  • Irrigation

  • The Pencil

  • Spreadsheet