On Sunday, everyone's favorite British Bell celebrated its sesquicentennial "“ yup, Big Ben turned 150. We're a little late in wishing it happy anniversary, but better late than never, right? Here are a few birthday facts about Big Ben and her Clock Tower.
1. As inferred above, "Big Ben" doesn't refer to the clock or the tower, but to the bell itself. Ol' Ben weighs 13.7 tons (tonnes, to you Brits) and rings an "E" note when it's struck;... READ ON