Numbers: Dec. 13, 1999

$1.5 million Amount sought by a man who claims that a faulty Starbucks' toilet seat crushed his penis

$152 billion Estimated annual expense of the U.S. civil-liability system

98,000 Deaths by medical error, 1998

31,000 Deaths by suicide, 1998

1 Ranking on Amazon.com's best-seller list of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

756,092 Ranking of Hanging in Judgment: Religion and the Death Penalty in England, by Harry Potter

18,000 Number of Web pages featuring tennis minx Anna Kournikova

0 Women's singles tournaments Kournikova has won

14 Ranking of Kimberly Conrad, Hugh Hefner's ex-wife, in...

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