Wednesday, 26 September, 2018

Not Very Boring: Elon Musk Wants To Sell You a Flamethower

Tesla’s Musk sells $10 million in flamethrowers in four days Not Very Boring: Elon Musk Wants To Sell You a Flamethower
Nellie Chapman | 01 February, 2018, 16:14

It took Elon Musk just four days to sell $10 million worth of flamethrowers, generating an unusual source of revenue for his Boring Co. tunneling business.

It's hard to tell what Musk has next up his sleeve as everyone cropped his comments on the flamethrower prior to sale to simply be a joke, however the entrepreneur has hinted at the possibility of a "snowthrower", so keep your eyes peeled on The Boring Company in the near future. The cost of the device - $ 500.

If you missed out and absolutely must have a flamethrower ASAP, there are others available. Working against the hordes of evil - otherwise we will refund your money!"he wrote on Twitter".

Musk's announcements on Instagram and Twitter about the flamethrower has all been in tongue-in-cheek tone, but his legions of followers have lapped up the chance to buy a flamethrower [pictured above] from The Boring Company. But there's a catch, because the regulation bans unlicensed possession of "any non-stationary and transportable device designed or meant to emit or propel a burning stream of combustible or flammable liquid a distance of at least 10 feet".

"Flamethrowers that shoot a flame over 10 feet long require a permit in (California)", said Teller in an email. The 46-year-old father of five insists that the Boring Company version will be safer than a steak knife, spewing a flame no farther than 10 feet.

The state fire marshal's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Musk's idea to start selling them followed The Boring Company's unusually successful run selling hats.

But some on social media are speculating this is a mere April Fool's joke, considering the flamethrower is expected to ship in spring. If it absolutely must be Musk, however, don't despair - he tweeted that a "snowthrower" would be fun.

" "With flamethrowers, you had the ability to attack without being attacked, ' said Bruce Gudmundsson, a historian at the Marine Corps University in Quantico, Va. Flamethrowers, such as the ones used in world wars I and II, were created by the Germans, but the concept dates back to A.D. 672".

"It is real", said Teller.