You know Elon Musk’s tunneling company, The Boring Company? Well, you can look at the company in two ways: it is a company that digs tunnel, which has yet to do any, or you could consider it as a ‘boring’ company that, you know, mundane as hell. Perhaps, the latter must have bothered the genius/billionaire because, the man himself has unveiled a real, working, look kind-of-futuristic flamethrower that has absolutely nothing to do with digging tunnels and even more amazingly, it is a thing you can buy. Yes. It is for sale and you can pre-order right now if you have 500 dollars to spare. Delivery is expected to happen sometime in Spring.
Seriously, I am still unable to wrap my head around why a tunnel digging company wants to sell a flamethrower. Oh, wait. It says on the product page that it is “guaranteed to liven up any party” and also claiming it as the “world’s safest flamethrower.” Liven up any party, huh? Like lighting up the party with fire, literally? But lets be rational here. If you are going to play with fire, be sure you have a fire engine on standby. Oh, wait (again). The Boring Company actually has that covered; it also selling a fire extinguisher “for exorbitant amounts of money” at 30 bucks.
I don’t know. Is $30 too pricey for a fire extinguisher? Perhaps, given that buyers are not furnished with the product image, but it does say that it comes with a cool sticker. Seriously? In case you think Musk’s tunnel making company is fooling around, there’s a couple of IG videos to show that they are dead serious about this hot product. Perhaps, this is one way to get your company under the spotlight and at the same time, pull in some supporting funding before the company actually do anything or earn anything. Maybe? Well, you guess will be as good as mine.
If you are keen, you can pre-order it, but be sure to scrutinize the fine prints before you hit the button. And oh, it is not a military-grade thing (flamethrower was banned by Geneva Conventions, btw), just in case you are wondering and so, it is no good against the acid-drooling aliens.
The official words:
A prove this thing is real (and they are seriously about selling it):
And finally, the Musk man having some fun with the flamethrower:
Images: The Boring Company.