People are already torching things they shouldn’t with Elon Musk’s flamethrowers

Andrew Cummings
June 12, 2018

(Late Monday morning, the cheapest one was priced at $2,250.) A listing for just the instruction manual was asking for $250.

The Boring Company sold the devices to help raise money to fund development of its tunnelling machines and for testing. He celebrated the occasion by holding a "pick-up party" at SpaceX in Los Angeles to give away the first 1,000, and it was attended by those eager to get their hands on their very own weapons of destruction.

Musk tweeted photographs of excited fans shooting flames from their new toy.

As the promotional device started to land with customers, Musk posted a safety warning to customers on Twitter, stating: 'Please use as directed to avoid unintentionally burning things down.


It continued: 'I will not use this in a house, I will not point this at my spouse, I will not use this in an unsafe way, The best use is créme brulee'. The devices shoot flames four feet from the nozzle of what looks like an Airsoft rifle with a small propane tank attached at the top.

Right now, The Boring Company's website says they are sold out of "not a flamethrower", but you may want to check back soon.

Musk has previously joked that the flamethrowers will be ideal for an impeding zombie apocalypse.

Customers who placed orders for tech entrepreneur Elon Musk's flamethrowers got their hands on the products over the weekend, and some are now turning to the secondary market to turn a quick profit.


'Will offer a TBC ice blaster before the dry season starts in winter, ' Musk tweeted.

No matter how controversial it is, it draws the attention of the public towards The Boring Company and their endeavours. The electric sled would allow for cars to be transported at 150 miles per hour through the tunnel, Musk has said.

Musk replied to him: "We don't think our product will be the cause of any wildfires, but The Boring Company is donating $10k".


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