Elon Musk's Boring Company is now selling flamethrowers

Elon Musk's Boring Company is now selling flamethrowers

Elon Musk's Boring Company is now selling flamethrowers

From The Boring Company - which began after Musk's Twitter rant about the Los Angeles auto traffic - and selling 50,000 company hats, Musk has built a reputation for spouting tomfoolery and then following through on it.

The idea of selling a fully functional flamethrower may sound weird, but this is Musk we are talking about, after all.

The Boring Company has been raising money for its tunneling operation by selling merchandise. The Boring Company's mission is to excavate a low-priced but fast-digging tunnel through Los Angeles to help alleviate its notorious vehicle traffic.

The Boring Company also displayed plans on its website in December detailing high-speed underground train tunnels for Los Angeles to solve traffic problems. This is a joke related to a scene from one of his favorite movies, Spaceballs.

I just don't see a way where this doesn't end badly. 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". One user managed to guess the original password -"flame" - which has since been changed. It was complete with a $600 flamethrower that specified, "Prototype pictured above". However, now it seems to be working without a password, and the flamethrower is actually $500.00.

It's not clear if this screenshot is legitimate and, with the password having been changed it's hard to check so Alphr has contacted the Boring Company for clarification. Thus, in a lot of ways, Elon Musk's flamethrower is really more similar to weed-killing torches like the Weed Dragon, which could be bought at hardware stores, than an actual flamethrower, such as the XM42-M, which can shoot flames up to 30 feet. But as we all know, looks can be deceiving. The product's description says that a fire extinguisher will be sold separately "for exorbitant amounts of money".

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