While much of the focus of the Arab Spring movement was on the ousting of eccentric Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, it seems that his son Hannibal was also a bit crazy.According to The Telegraph, Hannibal Qaddafi had commissioned a ship that could fit 3,500 passengers and had ornate gold work and statues throughout.
Oh, and it also had a giant shark tank that was meant to hold two Great White Sharks, two Tiger Sharks, and two Blacktipped Reef Sharks. Four full-time biologists would have tended to to the beasts.
This is craziness up to the level of Austin Powers’ arch-nemesis Dr. Evil.
However, after the fall of the Qaddafi Regime, Hannibal fled to Algeria and his dreams of a shark infested ship were put on indefinite hold. The contract was cancelled and the ship has been sold to cruise operator MSC.
When the ship goes into service as a passenger vessel, it will still carry people, but the sharks will have to stay in the ocean where they belong.
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