Tweet of the Day: Big Ben's "BONG" updates
Big Ben has stood tall as an iconic structure in London for over 150 years and as it turns out, it's got a Twitter account too.
The Palace of Westminster's great bell has been in the news recently, with the news that the tower housing Big Ben is to be renamed "The Elizabeth Tower" in honour of the British Queen's Diamon Jubilee.
So what does Big Ben think of all this? He has absolutely not opinion whatsoever. He's a bell that chimes on the hour, remember? Thus his Twitter account is incredibly repetitive yet extremely reliable. Take a look at its tweets today:
How could someone live without these riveting tweets?
While the account itself may seem like a one-note joke, it has nonetheless amassed an incredible 261,614 followers, with a tweet count of over 22,500.
Evidently there are a lot of people out there that like to check the time through Big Ben's Twitter account rather than... the clock that's displayed on the device they're using to do so. Oh well, at least this is one account that gives you plenty of "BONG" for your buck*.
*Yes, we did write a fairly nonsensical sentence just to squeeze that pun in there. Guilty as charged.