1. London’s ‘temperamental’ Big Ben bongs 6 seconds late

London’s ‘temperamental’ Big Ben bongs 6 seconds late

Londoners don't set your time according to the Big Ben as the 156-year-old clock is going slow with age.

By: | Published: August 26, 2015 10:37 AM

Londoners don’t set your time according to the Big Ben as the 156-year-old clock is going slow with age.

Officials have said that the famous clock at Britain’s Parliament has recently been slow by as much as six seconds, reports News24.com.

Explaining the time delay which was noticed by the staff at the BBC radio, Ian Westworth, one of Parliament’s three clocksmiths said that the clock had become a little temperamental with age.

“Imagine running your car for 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for the last 156 years,” he added.

However, the Parliamentary officials later announced that the mechanics had corrected the clock to within normal parameters that is within 2 seconds of the right time and they will continue to adjust it by placing pennies on the pendulum or by removing them to fine-tune its speed.

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