6-28-10: Maryland By the Numbers, Summer Edition

June 25, 2010 at 4:14 pm 1 comment

New York Yankees rank in the AL East as of Friday: First
Orioles rank in the entire league: Last
Orioles payroll: $82 million
Yankees payroll: $206 million dollars
Number of mosquito species in Maryland: 60
Source: Daniel Schamberger, Maryland Department of Agriculture environmental specialist
The fine for failing to comply with a Department of Agriculture mosquito abatement order: $1,000
Fine for a second offense: $5,000
Cost of a seven-day pass at Assateague Island National Seashore: $15
Number of farmers markets in Maryland: 112
Number of Wendy’s fast food restaurants in Maryland, according to yellowpages.com: 142
Bushels of corn grown for grain in Maryland in 2007, the last year for which numbers are available: 61,625,000
Number of Wendy’s products, out of 160 sampled, that a recent study said contained corn: all of them
The number of fireflies it would take to fully illuminate the cupola of the Bromo Seltzer Tower in downtown Baltimore: 13,240,000
Source: Richard Williams, vice president of Spears Votta and Associates, the engineering firm that designed the lighting for the Bromo Seltzer Tower
Number of eggs a four-inch wide sea nettle will release into the Chesapeake Bay every day: 40,000
Weight of the heaviest pumpkin at last year’s St. Mary’s County Fair: 452 pounds
Source: St. Mary’s County Fair Association

Number of words in David Simon’s two responses to a recent Baltimore Sun blog post: 1,897
In a recent R&D test of a gunshot detection system, the percentage of time the system mistook fireworks for gunshots: 54 percent
Number of nights a week during the summer that producer Lawrence Lanahan hears what he thinks are fireworks from his house in Baltimore’s Hampden neighborhood: 7
Number of cars that crossed the Chesapeake Bay Bridge going toward the ocean on July 2, 2009, the busiest day of the year: 62,776
Amount of money collected in tolls on the bridge that day: 176,875 dollars
Source: Maryland Transportation Authority
Pairs of dress chinos that would buy at the Banana Republic outlet just over the Bridge in Queenstown: 10,410
Source: Banana Republic outlet in Queenstown, Maryland
Number of cans of Natty Boh that would buy at Anthony’s Beer, Wine and Deli in Ocean City: 285,282
Source: Anthony’s Beer, Wine, and Deli
Price for one liter of egg custard syrup from Baltimore snowball stand supplier Koldkiss LLC: $7.50
Number of ingredients in Koldkiss egg custard syrup, according to company president Richard Weiss: “If I told you, I’d have to kill you.”

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