Numbers: May 30, 2005

$422 Average per capita income in Iraq in 2004, up from $322 in 2003, according to a new U.N. study

37% Percent of Iraqis with working sewage systems

$1.5 million Amount Anchorage, Alaska, is preparing to spend on a new bus stop, allocated in a $388 billion congressional spending bill

1 Rank of Alaska Senator Ted Stevens on Citizens Against Government Waste's list of Senators most adept at bringing home pork

128 m.p.h. Top speed of Kingda Ka, the world's tallest and fastest roller coaster, which opened last week at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, N.J.

3.5 Number of seconds it takes...

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