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Elon Musk Is Selling Flamethrowers … And They're Awesome

Elon Musk Is Selling Flamethrowers … And They're Awesome

On Saturday the tech genius (who may or may not be evil) posted photographs and video of The Boring Company's brand new flamethrower, which is apparently now for sale to the general public, and can already be pre-ordered for $500.00. If you're not aware of Musk's latest project, we'll tell you that although it's pretty boring right now, if the popular CEO has his way, it will be far from boring when finished.

Later, the Boring Company founder qualified claims, tweeting "The rumor that I'm secretly creating a zombie apocalypse to generate demand for flamethrowers is completely false", and "You'd need millions of zombies for a so-called "apocalypse" anyway". The tunnel-digging company is now taking pre-orders for the tool/weapon, priced at a mere $500. This is a joke related to a scene from one of his favorite movies, Spaceballs.

We all thought he was joking. but he wasn't. Still, it could have been a hoax, right?

As The Verge first reported, the mystery deepened this week when a Reddit user discovered the following password-protected URL: "boringcompany.com/flamethrower". Another user successfully guessed the original password: "flame". The flamethrower, if this web page is to be believed, will go for $600.

"Prototype pictured above", the product description reads, before hilariously noting that the "final production flamethrower will be better". Don't bother trying that password anymore, because it's since been changed.

Elon Musk also sent out a more recent Tweet about his "little friend", with an Instagram link to a picture of the gun. That's right, actual flamethrowers.

The Boring Co. also sells a fire extinguisher, because they know how to make an upsell with specific relevance, and it's $30, which they fully admit is more than you'd pay elsewhere.

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