Keith R.A. DeCandido (kradical) wrote,
Keith R.A. DeCandido
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Stupid History 4 May 2010

We've all heard of London's famous Big Ben--but what is it? Is it the clock? Is it the tower? Nope, it's neither. Big Ben is the name for the thirteen-and-a-half-ton bell inside the clock tower. It was cast in 1858 and named in honor of Sir Benjamin Hall, who served as Commissioner of Works when the bell was installed.
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