'Temperamental' Big Ben was ringing up to six seconds late


Due to a 'temperament' from the Big Ben, the iconic Great Clock was ringing up to six seconds late, even though there are checks on the clock's performance every day. Some causes for this delay might have been air pressure and temperature, the escapement mechanism and/or problems with the gears.

Quelle: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-34051053


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