Elon Musk's "Boring Company" Flamethrower For $600 Is Real

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Ever the astute businessman, Musk is also offering a "The Boring Company Fire Extinguisher" for $US30 ($37) to complement his new merchandise.

Some took those tweets as a joke while others surmised that The Boring Company is planning to sell pocket-sized flamethrowers, aka lighters. The Boring Company's mission is to excavate a low-priced but fast-digging tunnel through Los Angeles to help alleviate its notorious auto traffic.

Not satisfied with selling 50,000 hats (and making over $1.2 million while doing it), Tesla/SpaceX founder Elon Musk has begun selling literal flamethrowers through the website for his drilling/tunnel-making venture, The Boring Company. This is a joke related to a scene from one of his favorite movies, Spaceballs.

The unveiling of the flamethrower comes just a few days after several media outlets questioned its existence in the first place. But that's a small price to pay for your own fully functional flamethrower.

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Earlier this week, a subredditor correctly guessed the password was "flame" and got access to the page, but the password appears to have since been changed. The flamethrower, if this web page is to be believed, will go for $600.

Twitter user FalconGridFin attempted to bypass the landing page using what can only be described as the most obvious choice for a password: Flame. "Prototype pictured above", the listing reads.

Based on the videos of the device, it seems like the Boring Co. flamethrower is simply a propane torch fitted on what seems to be a modified CSI S.T.A.R. XR-5 Airsoft Rifle.

A month later, Musk introduced a branded baseball hat because every business needs a little merch. Musk provided periodic updates on hat sales via Twitter. It surely doesn't look very safe to us. The webpage also offers a $30 fire extinguisher for sale, though Musk has not made any indication of the number of those sold.