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1,000 People Just Picked Up Their Flamethrowers From The Boring Company—And This Should End Well

Five months ago Elon Musk's Boring Company sold a whopping 20,000 flamethrowers — to the public. Because apparently there's a necessity for that kinda thing. Buyers picked up the first thousand Saturday afternoon.


Retailing for about $500 a piece, the Boring Company Flamethrower was marketed as "not a flamethrower" in order to skirt "regulatory/customs rules enacted to inhibit transport of anything called a Flamethrower."

Excited customers were finally able to get their hands on their purchases this weekend, and social media flooded with pictures of people wielding flamethrowers. Of course, they aren't actually devices that can shoot fireballs at your enemies. They're really just fancy torches that sport a large flame. If you ever plan on excavating an ancient tomb or something, one might be worth the investment.

Musk said they were "great for roasting nuts." I think we all know there are some warning labels coming in that department. On Saturday he tweeted a picture of a couple showing off their new toy...right above their baby's stroller.

"Thanks for saving me one," one delighted customer tweeted.

This guy drove 39 hours so he could be first in line.

Musk also tweeted the terms and conditions for the not flamethrowers, and they honestly make me want to buy one. They are corporate, legalese prose at its finest. Musk said that his company "drew upon wisdom" in the classic Dr. Seuss book Green Eggs and Ham in drafting them.

At least they're straightforward and easy to understand.


Not sure if heckling people with flamethrowers is a good idea, though.