Published: Tue, June 12, 2018
Markets | By Otis Pena

Musk Madness: People Are Already Wreaking Havoc With Elon’s Flamethrowers

They were sold as gimmicky promotional items for Musk's tunnel-digging startup, The Boring Company.

While the merchandise certainly helps draw attention to Musk's boring ambitions and the holes he's drilling into Los Angeles streets, they're not how he's subsidizing most of the projects.

Elon Musk reportedly has a net worth over $20 billion.

Musk, who is known for provocative antics, first mentioned plans to sell a flamethrower in December, and repeatedly plugged the idea on social media.

The Boring Company-branded flamethrowers are listed on the auction site with prices ranging from $3,000 (£2,200) to $20,000 (£14,900).

Alarmed, Santiago decided that he would try to introduce a bill to slow down the sale of The Boring Company's flamethrowers.

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The fire belcher has been renamed "Not A Flamethrower" after customs agencies refused to ship anything called a flamethrower.

"Flamethrower obv best way to light your fireplace/BBQ", the multibillionaire businessman wrote on Twitter.

Musk fans travelled for thousands of miles to pick up one of the first 1,000 fire sticks from The Boring Company's offices in Hawthorne, California. It will generate way more warmth than a quaint pile of logs'. "Will offer a TBC ice blaster before the dry season starts in winter".

Musk also tweeted out the terms and conditions for his "Not-A-Flamethrower", which will ostensibly protect his company from liability for the inevitable flamethrower injuries and property damages, which come along with ... you know, handing out actual flamethrowers to people.

People took Musk's cooking advice to heart, as seen in photos posted to Twitter by user Penguino Kolb.

"Like most Americans, I am in awe in of Mr. Musk's genius - the brains behind Tesla, PayPal, SolarCity, and Space X. But as President Truman and Stan Lee have taught us all, "With great power comes great responsibility" he wrote.

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