Egypt is hoping that their new economic problems have an old solution. Taking a page out of the Roman playbook, they plan on introducing lion fighting to increase tourism
. Panthera leo fighting enthusiast al-Sayed al-Essawy plans to fight a full-grown African lion in front of the Pyramids at Giza. “The world will flock to see the Egyptian man who defeated a lion with his bare hands. After the revolution, with the economy the way it is, I've been given the perfect opportunity to realize my dream," he says. Adding: "I discovered my incredible strength at the age of 13, and, almost immediately afterwards, promised myself that, one of these days, I would fight a lion. If America, or any other country, had a man with the ability to combat the strongest creature on the planet, they would properly promote him, and use his strength to their advantage."