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Big Ben to be silent during Thatcher funeral
 
Big Ben to be silent during Thatcher funeral
Big Ben is the biggest chiming clock tower in the world and its bong measures 118 decibels. The minute hand is 14ft long (4.672m) and the hour hand 9ft long (2.7432M). It is wound up by hand three times a week. (UPI Photo/Hugo Philpott)
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