A light bulb moment doesn’t have to result in a major scientific discovery or change the world forever. A Mr Mike McLoughlin’s moment of inspiration certainly won’t scale those heights but it will make thousands of people’s lives that much easier. For that is roughly the quantum of people who admitted that they had never realised that the trays in their dishwashers were height adjustable until that is the man from Ireland found out his were and shared his discovery on social media. For ten years Mr McLoughlin had lived in the same house and during that time had assumed that large dinner plates could not fit in the dishwasher. After a decade of needlessly handwashing the plates, he realised the tray had been set too high all this time. Tweeting as @zuroph Mr McLoughlin wrote: ‘I moved into this house in 2008. It always annoyed me that the lower level of the dishwasher wasn’t tall enough to fit my biggest dinner plates. Been handwashing them all this time. This week I discovered you can raise the upper shelf and all my plates fit fine. TEN… YEARS’. It turns out he was not alone as it seems a large number of the over 84,000 people who liked his tweet, immediately put down their mobile devices to check if the trays in their dishwashers were adjustable too. @IpCollins wrote: ‘A perfect example of a first world problem. But I bought a new set of plates before realising this too.’ @dusted1969 added: ‘err, not only you mate. I’ve been in this house 4 years and didn’t realise…’ @lpowertweets proclaimed: ‘The magic of twitter. 5 years of confusion about why my dishwasher was the only one on the planet that didn’t fit normal dinner plates. A year of measuring every dinner plate that crossed my path for one that might. Fixed in 30 seconds. @zuroph you are my hero.’ @ullamuddle penned: ‘Omg. This is breaking news to me. I avoid my dinner plates all the time. You’re my kind of genius.’ Proof if ever it was needed that sometimes it is the little things that count.