As of 10:00 this morning, 2,000 people have already ordered their flamethrowers.
For those of you wondering what’s happening, here’s a backgrounder. Elon Musk, the guy behind PayPal, Tesla, Space X, Hyperloop etc., launched an initiative called The Boring Company.
The Boring Company is a project that aims to build a network of tunnels under major cities with car sleds that transport vehicles at high speeds. The 1-minute video below will explain exactly how it works.
In order to fund this initiative, Musk started selling Boring Company caps at $20 (74) each. Late last year, he tweeted that they would sell flamethrowers, if and when the 50,000 caps sell out.
Hats sold out, flamethrowers soon!— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 24, 2017
This could have been a joke, however the hats did sell out and we woke up to this today:
The Boring Company Flamethrower is real
The Flamethrower, is priced at $500 (Dh1,836, does not include shipping, custom fees and VAT) and is currently available for pre-order.
The flamethrower is supposedly, the “World's safest flamethrower!” and is “Guaranteed to liven up any party!” You could pick up a “Boring Company Fire Extinguisher” for $30 too. I’m guessing you would need it, if you are actually considering buying a flamethrower.
Before shipping, “aspiring flamethrower aficionados will be sent a terms and conditions rhyme for review and acceptance.” Check it out here.