Flamethrowers: Has Elon Musk lost his mind?

Ann Santiago
January 30, 2018

Musk announced the flamethrower on Saturday, after weeks of teasing a possible flamethrowing product for his newest venture, The Boring Company. This product is a "super awful idea", he notes in his post, yet it's now available for preorder on the company's site.

Mr Musk's idea to start selling the freaky product began as a joke in December when he pledged that if The Boring Company sold 50,000 limited edition baseball caps, it would start selling flamethrowers.

Despite the freaky nature of the product, Elon Musk on Twitter has already reported that pre-order sales have already topped $3.5m. Elon Musk has you covered. It will only be after that when he will proceed to launch the Boring Company Freezegun and according to him developing an edge over rivals isn't something that comes easy.

For the low-low price of $500, you can terrorise your enemies and wow your friends.


The billionaire tech magnate has encouraged customers to buy the flamethrowers by pointing out their indispensability in the event of a zombie apocalypse.

Have you bought one of Musk's flamethrowers yet? The flamethrower started as a joke, with Musk claiming that if the Boring Company sold all their branded baseball caps, they'd move onto flamethrowers next. He did make it clear, however, that if his Boring Company sold 50,000 hats he would release it for sale. Either that, or Musk knows something about some sort of flammable C.H.U.D. creatures thanks to the folks at The Boring Company.

The firm is also selling a fire extinguisher (sold separately) for $30. "World's safest flamethrower!" Mr Musk said of his unusual new product. In the movie, Yogurt, the film's parody of Star Wars' Yoda, shows off a number of Spaceballs-themed items, among them a flamethrower. We assume this does not include the aforementioned additional taxes and extra worldwide fees. However, to embrace the fire power that could be quite useful in case of a zombie apocalypse they will have to wait until spring.

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