Video: Can You Hear Big Ben's Chimes On A Radio Before You Do For Real?

Geoff Marshall
By Geoff Marshall Last edited 46 months ago
Video: Can You Hear Big Ben's Chimes On A Radio Before You Do For Real?

Mark Mason's rather superb book The Importance of Being Trivial includes this fact: Because radio waves travel at the speed of light, which is faster than the speed of sound, in theory you should be able to hear Big Ben's chiming on an FM radio BEFORE you do if you're standing directly below the clock tower.

But is this true? We went to Westminster Bridge to find out.

To hear for yourself, it's best to watch this video using a pair of stereo headphones.

Last Updated 26 September 2014