QUIZ YOURSELF:Events around the Inner Harbor are thinning...


November 06, 1992|By Karen Zeiler


Events around the Inner Harbor are thinning out now that the weather is turning, so here's a chance to test your knowledge about this popular attraction. (Answers below.)

1) Emerson Tower, a Baltimore landmark near Oriole Park at Camden Yards, is more commonly known as what?

2) Name the Inner Harbor spot where you'll find what its owner claims is the largest baby woolly mammoth anywhere?

3) What Baltimore City Life Museum was temporarily managed by P. T. Barnum?

4) The power used to illuminate the Maryland Science Center's IMAX projector lamp is equivalent to how many Christmas tree bulbs?

5) What Inner Harbor attraction is known as the "Galloping Ghost of the Japanese Coast?"

Some 15,000 students and parents will be covering a lot of ground in a little space on Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 10 and 11.

That's the expected attendance for the Baltimore College Fair, which its sponsor, the National Association of College Admissions Counselors, says is one of the largest of its kind anywhere.

Representatives from 310 colleges, universities and other post-high school educational groups will have booths -- plus stacks of literature and people to talk with about subjects ranging from possible majors to how financial aid works. Admission is free.

Where: Festival Hall. When: Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Information: 659-7000.


Help others through the holidays this year by dropping off a canned good or non-perishable food item at the Office of Adventures in Fun of the Department of Recreation and Parks. The office is located in the Clarence "Du" Burns Arena, 1301 S. Ellwood Ave.

Items will be accepted from Nov. 11 to Dec. 18. Hours are 9 a.m to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays. Proceeds from the Thanksgiving Canned Goods Drive will go to the Julie Community Center in Fell's Point, an outreach center.

Trivia answers: 1) The Bromo-Seltzer Tower (after the stomach-settler's patent owner, Capt. Isaac Emerson). 2) The Nature Company store in Harborplace. 3) The Peale Museum, 800 E. Lombard St. 4) 2,142 bulbs. 5) The submarine Torsk, which sank the final Japanese warship to be put down during World War II.

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