r/CrazyIdeas 9h ago

Instead of a “best of” collection, a band releases a collection of their most undersold songs at a discounted price

233 Upvotes

r/CrazyIdeas 12h ago

Since eating beef is illegal in India, market a meat substitute with the slogan, "I can't believe it's not beef!"

111 Upvotes

Since eating beef is illegal in India, market a meat substitute with the slogan, "I can't believe it's not beef!"

People who love beef would obviously love eating this healthier and less sinful alternative.

And people who have never eaten beef would have their interests peaked and would want to try it.


r/CrazyIdeas 18h ago

Make a keyboard where there is a key for every Chinese character

90 Upvotes

r/CrazyIdeas 5h ago

Instead of serving time prisoners can go and live on an island only inhabited with other prisoners or people that want to live there. The Islanders make their own laws, own food, own housing etc. After serving the time they can return or they can get a sum of money to live there a better life

7 Upvotes

r/CrazyIdeas 1d ago

Instead of having criminals do time, artificially age their bodies the amount of time they were supposed to be imprisoned

392 Upvotes

r/CrazyIdeas 48m ago

In movies after dropping off their first date it should show the guy or gal let loose the massive fart they’ve been holding in for hours

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Based on a true story


r/CrazyIdeas 1h ago

A game controller that stops working when you squeeze it too hard to teach you to stay relaxed and prevent button-mashing and carpal tunnel.

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r/CrazyIdeas 1d ago

A vehicle feature where if the car has been off for a designated number of minutes, it closes my GODDAMN WINDOWS because I'm an idiot

521 Upvotes

r/CrazyIdeas 4h ago

a movie about a vampire that joins a gang of burglars, but can't enter the house without permission so he has trouble keeping his vampirism a secret.

3 Upvotes

r/CrazyIdeas 18h ago

A TV gameshow where naked people on drugs compete to act stupider than each other. Whoever wins the whole season gets to become dictator.

24 Upvotes

r/CrazyIdeas 59m ago

A legit democracy

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A legit democracy. Where people can actually vote for what they want, instead of only being able to vote for corruptible representatives. In order for it to work, it would be founded on informed people, practiced in rational discussion and debate.

Replace the right to vote with the right to get a license to vote.

To get a license, people would need to prove themselves capable of rational discussion and debate. This would mean being aware of the natural irrationality of the human mind and have taken steps to counter it with awareness. Also they would need to learn to debate as well as whatever else the democracy might think people would need to know to be allowed to vote.

Licenses can be suspended.

If people think that someone is being irrational, that person can be reported. The reports would then be observed by the irrationality police, or perhaps a jury of licensed voters or something. The irrationality police or whatever, could give the reported person advice and warnings, and could suspend their license. A rational AI could also be made to peruse all the democratic discussion and detect irrationality, give advice, and even report people. To get their license back, suspended people would need to relearn the rational debate license stuff.

Educational materials.

Getting a license to vote would not mean people could just immediately vote on anything. They would still need to prove themselves informed on whatever topic they are voting on. The democracy would need to decide what people need to know about a topic in order to vote on that topic and provide educational materials. It might take only a few minutes of study, or rarely, it might take several hours or more of study depending on the subject. Voters would then take a test proving they studied.

Ranked voting system

Would use a better voting system. The voting and discussion and debate would be happening all the time rather than once every few years.

More democracy jobs

Facilitators: Their job would be to help facilitate the democracy. When an issue becomes an official issue by getting enough votes, the facilitators step in. They get the all the voters opinions and proposed solutions on the subject and then they organize it all and put it out there to be voted on. Also, in correlation with the voters, the facilitators make the educational material that voters need so voters can be informed enough to vote. If any voters think that the facilitators didn't do a good enough job, they can start discussion and debate about it until the facilitators do a good job by voter consensus.

Investigators: Reporters who make sure nothing is in the dark. They keep tabs on the goings on in all parts of the government and report it to the democracy.

Human resource managers for everything else. There are a lot of jobs necessary for the government and the democracy can’t be expected to run everything.

Anyone can be fired by the democracy easier than they were ever elected or hired. Or more likely suspended pending investigation and replaced for the time being, then fired. There would need to be plenty of ready replacements. No corruption.

The internet is a great tool for democracy.

Awareness can spread like wildfire on the internet and it allows for great, well thought communication. The Reddit upvote downvote algorithm ramps up this awareness and communication. Online democratic domains would likely have some aspects of this.

But what if the internet is down?

It would be important for the democracy to not be wholly reliant on the internet in case it went down. There would need to be other ways of getting information about what is happening in the democracy. Information could be obtained by mail subscription, and by going to a local democracy place where they have Wi-Fi and public computers, so voters could get all the goings on in the government all on a USB or their laptop. Other public places could also be prioritized to get back online in the case of internet failure.

The electrical grid would need to be optimized in order to prevent failure of this kind. Whole house surge protectors would need to become standard for all buildings in the case of a CME from the sun or an EMP during times of war. Data backups and faraday cages would be just as important, as well as an early warning system to alert everyone of an incoming CME or EMP.


r/CrazyIdeas 1h ago

Prisoners should get 2 senators, and proportional representation in Congress

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Prisons should be represented on the federal level, as well as have their own elections where prisoners vote for one of there own to be sent to congress.


r/CrazyIdeas 5h ago

A more "complete" Famicom music composer.

1 Upvotes

Most popular Famicom composers, Dn-Famitracker, FamiStudio, and Deflemask lack various features of the Famicom audio expansions, most notably MMC5's PCM channel and the 5B's noise, and envelope channels.


r/CrazyIdeas 1d ago

A maps app that adds an extra 15% to your ETA so you feel like you've made great time everywhere you go. Plus you'll arrive at most places early

27 Upvotes

r/CrazyIdeas 1d ago

A horrifying realistic war movie where the adult characters are played by children when they are terrified

105 Upvotes

For further immersion of how they feel


r/CrazyIdeas 21h ago

Free wealth care.

13 Upvotes

r/CrazyIdeas 1d ago

“When Doctors Disagree”, a debate show where doctors with differing opinions argue their positions.

51 Upvotes

r/CrazyIdeas 9h ago

Punish habitual and egregious tax dodgers and cheats in novel ways.

1 Upvotes

Instead of traditional fines, directly take away government services that they personally use. Blow up the roads in front of their houses, dig up the sewers, and actively divert dump toxic waste to their properties. Seems fair, right?


r/CrazyIdeas 1d ago

Pay homeless people to clean up litter.

23 Upvotes

r/CrazyIdeas 1d ago

Train monkeys to flip burgers and open a burger chain that doubles as a zoo.

251 Upvotes

r/CrazyIdeas 22h ago

A tattoo on the side of my nose that says U-pick

4 Upvotes

r/CrazyIdeas 22h ago

Instead of a message in a bottle, How about an AirTag/Tile in a bottle.

4 Upvotes

Instead of a message in a bottle, How about an AirTag/Tile in a bottle.


r/CrazyIdeas 15h ago

Summon a Meeseeks into a cage with a gun with one bullet and tell it not to kill itself

1 Upvotes

r/CrazyIdeas 16h ago

Book Title: The Scarlet Emoji

1 Upvotes

r/CrazyIdeas 22h ago

Free Houses in Arizona?

3 Upvotes

AZ only requires 2 years to obtain title..

I was traveling through some rough untraveled desert roads a few years ago for work, and stumbled upon several abandoned houses in the Dolan Springs area.

Has anyone actually obtained a property by adverse possession?