We all have brilliant ideas that are dumb upon review. We've all had dreams of starting a restaurant that only sells soup in fishbowl, or perhaps even a restaurant in which the employees are also paid actors who perform a full-on play during dinner. How about a hot air balloon service that only goes like 20-ish feet high? Hmm, there are a lot of power lines around though — also probably not a great idea. Maybe something like bicycle-powered delivery service for fresh batteries? Honestly, that's not too bad of an idea. We'll keep that.
Whatever the dumb idea, some of us just go ahead and spend a few hundred grand on that idea before realizing that it was stupid. This r/AskReddit thread asked Redditors from all over to dish on the worst business ideas they've ever seen executed, and some of these are just brutal. From the family that can't stop getting involved in obvious pyramid schemes, to the bar that charged you for the amount of time you spent there rather than how much you drink, these ideas are not for the business savvy. They might be creative, but they didn't work — we're particularly amused by the man who sold wood who (you guessed it) didn't own any wood to sell.