Elon Musk Shows Off The Official 'Boring Company' Flamethrower in a Video

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Mr Musk's idea to start selling the freakish product began as a joke in December when he pledged that if The Boring Company sold 50,000 limited edition baseball caps, it would start selling flamethrowers.

You can order one up while supplies lasts for $500 plus tax via The Boring Company website.

Thanks to the billionaire's promotions on Twitter and Instagram, Boring Co. had taken orders for thousands of the US$500 flamethrower by Monday.

"Guaranteed to liven up any party!" website pitches of the device.




Maybe Elon Musk is taking the preventive approach to the zombie apocalypse. "Works against hordes of the undead or your money back!"

Another tweet said, "The rumor that I'm secretly creating a zombie apocalypse to generate demand for flamethrowers is completely false". But instead of a $20 cap, they found a preorder prompt for a $600 flamethrower. 50,000 hat sales (aka $1 million) later and he's actually followed through.

Accompanying the announcement was a number of Instagram posts from Musk, showing him menacingly chasing around a Boring Company cameraman, with the caption "I want to be clear that a flamethrower is a super bad idea". Musk subsequently posted a video of himself running around an office with one of his toys, which appears to shoot a jet of flame a few feet.

A person familiar with the matte opined, " Considering Musk's previous statements about building the Boring Company one hat at a time, it seems like the flamethrowers are proving to be a great way to augment the tunneling startup's funds even more". Now he's taken that to the next level by making and selling a flamethrower. Musk says the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms allows throwers with flames shorter than 10 feet, so this one is flawless. For those questioning how it is possible for consumers to be able to buy flamethrowers, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives does not regulate them as firearms, leaving little regulation. " It costs $500 to pre-order (what did you think?) and it will come with "fees that may apply for worldwide orders because of laws". The company's website warns that worldwide customers will likely face additional charges at customs.

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