Two Fifths of a Second
Time is a constant we humans have always lived with and it now rules our lives, as clocks have become a part of our every day. They're in every building and built into many electronic devices; phones, laptops, televisions; we have little chance to escape a life governed by the proverbial ticking clock. So much so that some say "time is money", as though it's something that can be bought or traded. Yet in The Clock Tower of the Houses of Parliament, often mistakenly referred to as Big Ben, time is kept accurate through the use of pennies. Adding or removing a penny from the clock's pendulum changes the speed of the clock by 2/5th of a second per day.
Meg Beaumont • Claire Bennett • Sarah Louise Cooley • Beverley Cornwell • Jade Dolby • Caitlin George • Sion Padrig Jones • Katie Longley • Lowri-Ellen Owen • Amy Souter • Gemma Tremlett •