Big Ben shows the wrong time

 
Big Ben shows the wrong time
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156 years old Big Ben, one of London's most famous landmarks, no longer works as it should.

The last 14 days the bells has rung up to six seconds too early, writes BBC.

According to watchmaker Ian Westworth, the giant clock has problems with its temper and is going too fast.

The fault, according to BBC, evolved after trouble in the tower occurred two weeks ago.

Westworth says that people are now working on getting back the clock at the correct time.

The pace of Big Ben is controlled by adding or removing weights in the pendulum.

Westworth says watchmakers do not really know how the problem has arisen, but since it concerns a 156 years old bell, it "gets these little hiccups sometimes."

- Imagine that you leave the car engine running for 24 hours, 365 days a year, in 156 years, he adds to illustrate the problem.

According to Daily Mail, the error also causes problems for BBC Radio 4, which is broadcasting Big Ben's bells playing every hour.

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