Elon Musk Sets the World Ablaze with Boring Flamethrower

When a billionaire gets bored (pun intended), he starts pre-selling stuff. Elon Musk is very bored, and very billionaire, so we're guaranteed to have some fun with him from time to time. So far, he pre-sold Tesla cars and trucks to the public, SpaceX rockets to the government, 50,000 Boring hats, and PayPal to the rest of the world.
Boring Flamethrower by Elon Musk 2 photos
Photo: The Boring Company
Boring Flamethrower
This time, Musk is pre-selling either the coolest non-military flamethrower you ever saw or a neatly crafted prank. Either way, the flamethrower is real, and it works. How it works, or more precisely why it works, we don't know yet.

The gadget, if it can be called that, is the “world's safest flamethrower” and by buying it, you are “guaranteed to liven up any party.” It costs $500 to pre-order (what did you think?) and it will come with “fees that may apply for international orders because of laws.

If this is for real (and it might very well be, given last year's boring hat trick), Musk warns that those who pre-order will first receive “a terms and conditions rhyme for review and acceptance.” The flamethrower is not to be used “on Boring Company decorative lacquered hay bales or Boring Company dockside munitions warehouses.”

With it, you can get a fire extinguisher, sold “for exorbitant amounts of money” - $30, that is. Musk says “You can definitely buy one for less elsewhere, but this one comes with a cool sticker, and the button is conveniently riiight above.”

Some in the industry say that Musk is only doing this (selling hats and flamethrowers, that is) for kicks. Others point to a dire need of cash for the gazzilion projects the billionaire entangled himself into. Why say: just roll with it. We're talking about a guy that sells us dreams of the future and entertains us at the same time. What's wrong with that?


Don’t do this. Also, I want to be clear that a flamethrower is a super terrible idea. Definitely don’t buy one. Unless you like fun.

A post shared by Elon Musk (@elonmusk) on Jan 27, 2018 at 5:29pm PST


Great for roasting nuts %

A post shared by Elon Musk (@elonmusk) on Jan 27, 2018 at 4:53pm PST

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