Numbers: Apr. 28, 2003

8 Days Time it took scientists to identify the virus that causes SARS

3 Years Time it took to identify HIV, the pathogen that causes AIDS

1,041 Number of workplace-bias complaints filed by Muslims with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in the 1 1/2 years following Sept. 11

502 Muslim complaints during the previous 1 1/2 years

300 Number of monkeys, horses, birds and other animals from Baghdad's city zoo spirited off by looters or left to roam the streets after their cages were pried open

9 Number of lions and tigers--presumably too fearsome for robbers--that remained

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