Tuesday, 29 November 2011

“Big Ben” is not as big as you think!


You might think that “Big Ben” is a tall tower in London, when actually what’s called Big Ben is the bell that rings inside of it.
The original bell was 16 tons and casted on August 6, 1856. The bell was transported to the tower on a trolley drawn by 16 horses!
The tower has had many malfunction like in New Year’s Eve 1962, the clock was delayed for 10 minutes due to ice and snow on the long hands!



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