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

29 January, 2018, 05:49 | Author: Melinda Barton
  • What? You don't think I can get away with selling an actual flamethrower

Back then, he had tweeted that if The Boring Company (his tunnel and infrastructure digging effort) sells 50,000 hats bearing the company's name, his company would start manufacturing state-of-the-art flamethrowers. Elon Musk founded The Boring Company not too long ago. And laugh he does, in a video posted on his Instagram over the weekend showing The Boring Company CEO firing up a flamethrower and running in a not-so-menacing nature at the camera. The tunnel-digging company is now taking pre-orders for the tool/weapon, priced at a mere $500.

It's anyone's guess why Musk made a decision to produce and sell a flamethrower, but he first teased the idea last December when tweeted that after The Boring Company sells 50,000 hats, a flamethrower would be its next product. You can watch it by clicking here.

As The Verge first reported, the mystery deepened this week when a Reddit user discovered the following password-protected URL: "boringcompany.com/flamethrower".


Like Musk's joke about sending his Roadster to space, as well as his lofty visions and statements that may or may not ever come true, people thought this was just silly fun. It was complete with a $600 flamethrower that specified, "Prototype pictured above". Don't bother trying that password anymore, because it's since been changed. "Final production flamethrower will be better". Thus, in a lot of ways, Elon Musk's flamethrower is really more similar to weed-killing torches like the Weed Dragon, which could be bought at hardware stores, than an actual flamethrower, such as the XM42-M, which can shoot flames up to 30 feet. It surely doesn't look very safe to us.

The California Health and Safety Codes 12750 to 12761 outline that owning or selling flamethrowers is illegal without a permit granted from the state fire marshal, joining Maryland as the only two states in the country to have flamethrower regulations.

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