Elon Musk runs several companies that will happily sell you anything from an all-electric car to new roof tiles that double as solar panels. What about a potential weapon, though? Elon Musk founded The Boring Company not too long ago. The company aims to fix traffic woes by building tunnels underground and establishing a high-speed transport system. He sold a ton of Boring Company hats and teased that when the hats were sold out, they’d sell a flamethrower. Lo and behold, you can now pre-order a flamethrower from The Boring Company.
Musk’s Boring Company is now selling the “world’s safest” flamethrower that you can pre-order for $500. The company hasn’t confirmed when it’s going to ship, though. If you don’t feel comfortable buying a $500 flamethrower, perhaps you will be more interested in a branded fire extinguisher for $30.
There are 20,000 of these flamethrowers available for purchase and Musk tweeted yesterday that over 2,000 have been sold already. Don’t worry about getting in trouble because they’re legal, Musk says that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms permits flamethrowers that shoot fire at less than 10 feet. That appears to be the case with this one.
There’s no real reason why The Boring Company is selling a flamethrower other than it being a novelty item. That’s what got them into hats anyway but then again, that’s comparing apples to oranges. Musk does say that the flamethrower is “great for roasting nuts.”
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