Developers in the Middle East want to build the world's longest suspension bridge, 18 miles across the Red Sea, to connect Egypt to the Arabian peninsula. It would make sense, I guess, except that the proposed Arabian end of the bridge would be a barely-inhabited rural desert in Yemen, a nation in which 80% of the population chews a narcotic called khat just to get through the day. They don't need a bridge, they need rehab.
But the kicker, at least for Americans, is that one of the lead developers is Osama bin Laden's brother. Sure, he's a legit entrepreneur, whose family cut ties to the bad boy, et cetera. But still -- would you buy an 18-mile bridge from this man?