Elon Musk is, perhaps, one of the most innovative minds of our time. He has founded numerous giant, technological and environmentally friendly companies, including Tesla (TSLA), which manufactures top-of-the-line, highly advanced vehicles. In fact, one of his first ventures was the founding of Paypal, an online money management service that has since become a household name amongst consumers, as well as businesses. The Boring Company, Elon Musk’s tongue-in-cheek titled company has been dedicated to establishing a network of underground tunnels, all over the United States, in order to alleviate traffic congestion and accidents on the road. For the purpose of funding this inventive project, in addition to consumer sale, Elon Musk and The Boring Company have repeatedly mentioned creating a new flamethrower device. Today, Musk has reportedly sold out of his infamous “flamethrower.”
To add a little background, Elon Musk posted a flamethrower prototype on his Instagram with a caption advising no one to buy his new invention, unless, of course, they want to have fun. The Boring Company’s flamethrower sold for only $500, however, Musk decided to halt sells after his company sold over 20,000 of the fire-spitting instruments.
Elon Musk is renowned for his provocative shenanigans and big personality. The famous deep-thinker joked took to Twitter to joke about his new flamethrower, mentioning potential zombie apocalypse scenarios involving his flamethrower. He guarantees it will help fight off undead legions or customers will get their money back!
The flamethrowers will ship in spring, according to The Boring Company and each device will come with its own fire extinguisher, free of charge. Is this enough of a precaution to justify selling highly advanced flamethrowers for $500 a piece? One government official from the State of California, Miguel Santiago does not seem to think so. He urges citizens to consider the massive outbreak of recent wildfires across the rolling Californian landscapes. Selling people a high-powered torch, he implies, is not a good idea at all.
Musk, the Silicon Valley start-up king has yet to respond to accusations of neglect on behalf of consumer and state-wide safety, however, the privately owned Boring Company shows no signs of slowing down production of awesome, if not slightly threatening toys.