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Elon Musk's "Boring Company" Flamethrower For $600 Is Real

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Uses aren't entirely clear (although we used to have one for clearing weeds which was pretty awesome), but Musk has already denied that he is planning to create a zombie apocalypse exclusively so he can generate a demand for flamethrowers.

The company claims it is the "world's safest flamethrower" and "guaranteed to liven up any party".

Musk has also denied allegations of him creating demand for his flamethrowers by manufacturing a zombie apocalypse after he tweeted: "When the zombie apocalypse happens, you'll be glad you bought a flamethrower". He even guarantees that it'll be effective against the zombie horde - or your money back! The company plans to cap sales at 20,000 units - not almost enough to fend off the zombie apocalypse. Last year, it sold 50,000 navy blue baseball caps with the company name stamped above the visor at $20 apiece. Yet it's the latest idea to spring from the paripatetic mind of Elon Musk, who just demonstrated his flamethrower by rushing a camera with one on social media.

At time of writing, The Boring Company has sold more than 10,000 units, worth a total of $6.17 million.




Once past the password box, a flamethrower was indeed available for pre-order for $600, as the tweet and screenshot below show. Among the uses list by Musk are roasting nuts, killing off zombies and having fun. Now he's taken that to the next level by making and selling a flamethrower.

This flamethrower fire sale (sorry) comes after the firm sold out its allotment of 20,000 hats.

The flamethrower is believed to be legal in the U.S., as according to Musk, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms allows a weapon with a flame shorter than 10ft. The one exception seems to be California (where the Boring Company is based), where Health and Safety Codes 12750-12761 forbid "any nonstationary 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" without a permit, which can be obtained from the fire department.


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