Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

You can’t mail your bomb and have it too: How a common proverb helped catch the Unabomber

Have you ever wondered about what exactly it means to “have your cake and eat it too?” Without giving it much thought, I always thought it had something to do with Marie Antoinette, to whom another well-known cake related saying is (incorrectly) attributed. I was way wrong, of course.

VIDEO: FBI Finds Unabomber Ted Kaczynski’s Cabin

This historic footage shows FBI Agent Terry Turchie finding and entering Ted Kaczynski’s cabin for the first time with explosives expert Pat Web. During the video Turchie describes what was inside, as well as the emotions associated with finally knowing they finally had the man, who waged a nationwide bombing campaign against technology, killing three and injuring 23.

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