The most recent from Elon Musk: Your very personal Boring Firm flamethrower

Jon Howard
January 29, 2018

And, branded with the name of Musk's Boring Co., it's something you can preorder for $500. Costing $500, the fiery, undoubtedly cool device is now available for pre-order.

In a series of social media posts, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO promoted the flamethrower with truly weird claims, including "great for roasting nuts" and "guaranteed to liven up any party".

For a guy who is going to save the planet with electric cars, Elon Musk sure likes burning fossil fuels.

"Buy an overpriced Boring Company fire extinguisher!"

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The Boring Co. flamethrower seemingly started off as a joke back in December, when Elon Musk announced on Twitter that if he sells 50,000 Boring Company hats, he would start selling a flamethrower. There's not even a picture, so it probably doesn't look all that impressive.

Even if not all the flamethrowers are sold, Musk seems to be having a blast with it, and maybe that's enough in the end. No dates about the release of the Freezegun have been provided.

But no one knew if this was legitimate until now - the page on the Boring Company website offering pre-orders for the flamethrower was password protected (the password was simply "flame" until some employee thought to change it) and nobody at the company would comment. Then, on Christmas Eve, after selling the required number of hats, Musk said the flamethrowers were coming "soon!" It's certainly consistent with the firm's "if it sounds good, do it" ethos - remember, Elon Musk founded The Boring Company on impulse after he was caught in traffic. 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.

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