Counter Intelligence: Unabomber's Duds May Be for Sale

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009  |  Updated 1:45 PM CDT
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The Unabomber's signature sunglasses-and-hoodie getup could soon be yours. Woot!

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See how you can get your hands on the Unabomber's hoodie and take a look at our list of must-reads that will have you chatting at the lunch counter, over IM or wherever it is that people actually talk these days.

  •  The Unabomber's signature sunglasses-and-hoodie getup could soon be yours. Ted Kaczynski is trying to thwart efforts to have the federal government auction off his belongings -- including his diaries, typewiters, a hatchet and his signature sunglasses and hoodie. The money generated from the sale of the items would go to four survivors of his mail bomb attacks who are owed $15 million from a civil suit.
     
  • The infomercial has finally been introduced to the far reaches of rural India -- in the form of the traveling performer. Salesmen travel to remote areas of the country bringing some of the world's biggest brands, promoting products like Nestle noodles to school kids, Castrol oil to tractor owners and condoms and toothpaste to the masses. Typically, performers consult town edlers to get permission to set up a mobile stage and give their schtick.
     
  • A hummingbird can fly at speeds that are faster than a fighter jet at full throttle. The "courtship dive" of a certain species of of the bird creates significant G-forces and, relative to its size, rivals the pace of fighter planes. Compared to its size it moves even faster than the Space Shuttle when it makes its re-entry to the atmosphere.
     
  • Cops in London are being accused of waterboarding suspects, according to an anti-corruption inquiry. Police allegedly subjected accused pot dealers to the simulated drowning technique -- and an investigation claims officers falsified evidence and stole suspects' property in a drug case..

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