Big Boy Toys! Elon Musk's Flamethrowers Are Now Available

12 June, 2018, 11:16 | Author: Eric Barnett
  • Flame on! Elon Musk says Boring Company delivers its first ‘Not-a-Flamethrowers’

His tunnel construction firm, The Boring Company, sold out its first 20,000 flamethrowers within just a few days, and on Saturday, the first thousand units were made available to buyers, reports Esquire. They sought to tighten up the state's regulations on flamethrowers, which now apply only to devices that emit flames going out farther than 10 feet.

Well, the most logical guess would be that Musk's Boring Company raising $1 million from sold hats and a further $10 million from Not a Flamethrowers, minus production and shipping costs, could be contributing to Musk's multiple start-ups without taking on the same debt or diluting ownership like most ventures usually would.

In the pictures, hundreds of people lined up to pick up their $500 flamethrowers.

Musk was happily tweeting away from the so-called pickup party. The package also offered terms and conditions of use drawn from the classic Dr. Seuss book Green Eggs and Ham.

Don't call it a flamethrower. Musk joked in January, when customers were still able to order them online.

Musks' official Twitter account and the account for the Boring Company together tweeted a total of 16 photos from the event, mostly of their customers testing out the new product. These guys flame-roasted steaks.


Not all of the images depicted safe or controlled use of the machines, however.

It's finally been shipped to a small number of people who are using their new fire spitters to light spliffs, burn the top of creme brulees and generally torch everything in sight.

Meanwhile, YouTube vlogger Justine Ezarik accidently burned down parts of her backyard while filming videos demonstrating how to cook with the machine.

While another man sprayed flames dangerously close to his feet.

And that's all well and good, but still ... our world just became 20,000 flamethrowers richer, and it's only a matter of time.

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