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...