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Date: 10/22/11 09:10 AM

26 Responses to Leaning Tower Of London? Big Ben Is Tilting

  1. Profile photo of midnightblis
    midnightblis Female 18-29
    48 posts
    October 22, 2011 at 9:12 am
    Link: Leaning Tower Of London? Big Ben Is Tilting - The clock tower that houses the famous bell is sinking unevenly into the ground. Uh oh.
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    AtheistAlien Male 30-39
    809 posts
    October 22, 2011 at 9:25 am
    OH NO! The clock is tilted!
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    October 22, 2011 at 9:27 am
    Better add that it wont be significant for at least 2 thousand years.
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    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
    2554 posts
    October 22, 2011 at 9:29 am
    tedgp - I heard from some places that the only time we`ll notice it is between five to ten thousand years from now; not two. But eh, I suppose a really long time is what they were trying to get at.
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
    2798 posts
    October 22, 2011 at 9:29 am
    If this were Australia, it would be leaning the other way.
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    blackcatseye Female 30-39
    685 posts
    October 22, 2011 at 9:31 am
    Hahahaa I knew one of you would fall for it, I have been waiting for this to come up. Big pile of trance to distract the semi sentient sheeple from the real news, it has already been fixed, and it wasn`t really leaning anyway. This was first published in the Daily Mail or some such chip rag which nobody reads over here anymore, then another story showed where they had laid tons of concrete about a hundred feet down above the tube line extension. FFS, pay attention to real news. This was on the live list for over a week too. OLD and BORING
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    October 22, 2011 at 9:33 am
    Cool. Nothing they can`t fix though, even if the problem was... 16 times worse.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    October 22, 2011 at 9:36 am
    @blackcatseye sucks to be me. I should have read that before posting.

    Anyway, I bet they fixed it to preserve aesthetics. Even a small lean looks weird, and this is the middle of London after all.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    October 22, 2011 at 9:58 am
    old news. it`s not going anywhere in a hurry
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    October 22, 2011 at 10:15 am

    If this were in the U.S. Fox News would report Tower leans to left so let it fall!
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    Orchideous Male 18-29
    361 posts
    October 22, 2011 at 10:17 am
    Leaning tower of M. Peeza...

    Christ Britain, a little more cheese?
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25408 posts
    October 22, 2011 at 1:02 pm
    Its only a few inches... what can a few inches do for ya :P
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    hairyshyt Male 30-39
    217 posts
    October 22, 2011 at 1:27 pm
    Is Londons turism this lame they need gimmicks like this to draw people in.
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    Commentator Male 40-49
    270 posts
    October 22, 2011 at 1:29 pm
    You have to see this thing in RL, it is much more impressive in reality, and in the sun it glitters gold.

    London was a wonderful town, I had a great time, very friendly people, and despite what ppl said about English girls, I found them quite hot.
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    blackcatseye Female 30-39
    685 posts
    October 22, 2011 at 2:00 pm
    There are many buildings in London that have been rumoured to be leaning, the Telecom Tower, Tower 47 after the IRA bomb, Canary Wharf, you name it. If it`s tall and famous, it must be leaning. Yes it is the Dept of tourism, so that millions of yanks come over and take photos of our "leaning" towers. Tourism is no worse here than anywhere else, if anything people are saving coming to London for next year, Olympics is sold out, so bite me.
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    cyborg Male 13-17
    2790 posts
    October 22, 2011 at 4:09 pm
    that`d be awesome if it fell...
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5196 posts
    October 22, 2011 at 5:42 pm
    3,792" = 316 ft = Big Ben height
    18 / 3792 = .00475
    arcsin .00475 = .272°

    To that c*nt who couldn`t be arsed to tell us the tilt in degrees: YOU`RE WELCOME.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11742 posts
    October 22, 2011 at 8:08 pm
    All of that crap to finally say it probably won`t fall for thousands of years. Great. By then, there are a hundred other things that could cause it to fall or be destroyed. So let`s also predict that the Great Wall of China might not be around in 10,000 years.
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    furrything Male 50-59
    1310 posts
    October 22, 2011 at 10:15 pm
    Big ben is the BELL....that is westminster tower.
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    bex753 Male 40-49
    221 posts
    October 23, 2011 at 1:42 am
    the tower is just called the clock tower nothing else
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    Flibmeister Female 18-29
    833 posts
    October 23, 2011 at 3:35 am
    "leaning tower of MP-sa" nice. ITN. nice.
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    TheShgn2 Male 13-17
    626 posts
    October 23, 2011 at 4:16 am
    Leaning Tower of Repost.
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    EgalM Male 30-39
    1707 posts
    October 23, 2011 at 7:57 am
    @furrything

    Pretty sure it`s the clock not the bell. Though the bell is part of the clock so close enough.
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
    2737 posts
    October 23, 2011 at 12:29 pm
    OH,NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!
  25. Profile photo of Mister_C
    Mister_C Male 18-29
    663 posts
    October 24, 2011 at 12:39 am
    @EgalM No, "Big Ben" is the name of the largest bell in the clocktower. The clocktower itself is called St Stephen`s Tower.
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    dragonlord31 Male 30-39
    33 posts
    October 29, 2011 at 9:23 am
    Now that is said it could fall over tomorrow.

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