Big Ben
The great bell of Westminster housed inside the clock in the St. Stephens Tower of the Houses of Parliament weighed 13 tons and took 16 horses to haul it through Whitehall. Although nobody knows the exact origin of the name it is thought to have been named after the epic 60 round boxer Benjamin Caunt.



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