(Thanks to Mad About Mahound)
'Dude your pants are on fire': how underpants bomber bungled a potentially deadly terror plot
October 12, 2011
One of the most significant al-Qaeda plots in years collapsed to the cry "hey dude your pants are on fire" as explosives in the underwear of a Nigerian man failed to detonate aboard a packed US-bound airliner.
The humiliation was far from over for the allegedly failed suicide bomber aboard the Northwestern flight from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas Day 2009, a court heard on Tuesday in the first day of his high-profile trial.
His trousers were around his ankles when four passengers pulled him from his seat, exposing his badly burned genitals and what remained of his underwear.
Full story, with picture, at "Sydney Morning Herald"