Boeing 747 Survives a Simulated Underwear Bomb Blast

The attempted bombing of Flight 253 last Christmas was thwarted by passengers, thankfully. But what if he had been able to get the bomb detonated? Not what you'd expect, actually. Updated: There's some clarification regarding the pressurization on the plane. » 3/08/10 2:20pm 3/08/10 2:20pm

Archaic Government Software Helped Underwear Bomber Get On Plane

After looking at this FBI Cybersquad image last week, I'm not surprised to hear that crappy government software that can't account for misspellings was the main reason why the underwear bomber was able to get on a Northwest Airlines flight. » 1/08/10 1:11pm 1/08/10 1:11pm

The Crotchbomber Was Just a Lonely Loser Who Needed an Online Friend

What to do when you "do not have friends, have no one to speak to, no one to consult, no support, and feel depressed and lonely"? Easy: First, put a bomb in your underpants. Then, board an airplane. » 12/30/09 11:05am 12/30/09 11:05am

Why Lots of Terrorists Are Engineers

The underpants bomber was an engineer. So were eight of the 25 terrorists involved in 9/11. In fact, half of all known "violent jihadists" reach higher education, and 44 percent of them are engineers. Uh, that looks like a pattern. » 12/29/09 6:26pm 12/29/09 6:26pm

Meet Underwear Bomb: The Latest, Stained, Patted-Down Crotch of Terror

First there was the shoe bomb. Now Al Qaeda has taken it to the next level: Yesterday's failed terrorist attack was supposed to be delivered by a suicide bomber with the payload sewn into his underpants. » 12/26/09 7:10pm 12/26/09 7:10pm