You might know Elon Musk from Paypal, Tesla and SpaceX. This time around, the visionary tech billionaire through the Boring Company has entered a new business venture: selling flamethrowers.
That’s right. Elon Musk is selling those cool contraptions that you always see in the movies.
When the zombie apocalypse happens, you’ll be glad you bought a flamethrower. Works against hordes of the undead or your money back!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 28, 2018
No word yet as to when the zombies will arrive, but this awesome flamethrower is just what the doctor ordered for warding off the undead, just in case. The flamethrower has many other uses, though, such as roasting meat or killing nasty spiders.
Yesterday, Elon Musk revealed that the Boring Company has sold 10,000 flamethrowers at $500 apiece. That number is expected to rise as more pre-orders come in.
The Boring Company is anything but boring. The company plans to build huge networks of futuristic tunnels with high-speed electric sleds, which it hopes will solve traffic problems in U.S. cities.
To jumpstart its ambitious plans, the company is raising money by selling flamethrowers. And it looks like it’s doing a great job as shown by the popular demand for the flamethrowers. However, not everyone is happy with it.
A California lawmaker wants to ban flamethrowers, citing the recent wildfires in the state. Elon Musk’s fans were quick to brand the politician a killjoy and Musk himself said that the flamethrower offers “max fun for least danger” and that he’d be “way more scared of a steak knife.”
Here’s the flamethrower in action:
It looks cool, personally, but don’t expect it to give off a giant stream of fire that obliterates everything in its path. It looks more like a larger, more glorified welding torch than a weapon of mass destruction.
You can order this cool flamethrower at the Boring Company website for $500 each. You can also grab a fire extinguisher from the website for $30 if you like, although any ordinary fire extinguisher will do just in case you accidentally start a small conflagration.
Take note that I can’t guarantee the legality of this flamethrower here in the Philippines, so if you’re interested in buying, please do ask your lawyer first. Additional customs fees may also apply.