We learned that all MPs earn a lot more than their constituents. And we discovered that the UK's population is growing much quicker than previously thought.
Here's what got us talking this week
1) Horrifying house prices (and other scare stories)
Hubble Bubble toil and trouble. At least for London's property market, which is scarily close to a crash. But it's more of a nightmare for those would-be sellers who live in Elm Street.
If you like things that go bump in the night, this map of the most haunted Tube stations in London might be the ticket.
But what will really get you screaming "AAArgh" this Halloween is the fear that the UK could lose its AAA-rating in the event of a Brexit.
2) There's another strike on the way
3) Time to take the 39 steps
That is, if you want to become a modern gentlemen.
4) We got our poppy on
London was overrun with men (and women) in uniform to raise £1m on Poppy Day. Here's a few of the things that took place all over the capital.
5) It's a man's world
And that's why it pays to have a male brain.
The decline of cash is on the cards: City A.M. speaks to MasterCard's Ann Cairns.
Today New Zealand will look to become the first team in history to win successive Rugby World Cups when they take on Australia in the final at Twickenham. Here's what the All Blacks approach to leadership, identity and teamwork can teach businesses.
Charts of the week
Great reads from elsewhere
In Silicon Valley, a place where the college-dropout startup founder—think Bill Gates, Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg—is lionized, it is hard to stand out on account of precociousness or youth. So what makes 18 year-old Tiffany Zhong different?
And, after the rumours that swirled around after the publication of Call Me Dave, this article considers the art of the smear campaign.