Big Ben Rings In the Olympic Games
London’s iconic Big Ben clock will ring 40 times between 8:12 a.m. (EST) and 8:15 a.m. to celebrate the start of the Olympic Games on Friday, July 27!
The event was conceived by Turner Prize-winning artist Martin Creed, who has called it Work No. 1197: All the bells in a country rung as quickly and as loudly as possible for three minutes; it is expected to set a world record for mass bell-ringing.
This will be the first time Big Ben has chimed outside its regular schedule since the funeral of King George VI in February 1952.
Everyone is being encouraged to take part in the celebration by ringing any kind of bell!
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