"Elon Musk's flamethrower is a hot seller"
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Elon Musk's flamethrower is a hot seller
The new hot product from Elon Musk is a flame thrower.
This hot seller can be yours too for $500 plus tax.
This is a product the boring company.
It is a tunnel construction company that Musk founded in 2016.
Now, on Saturday, Musk announced the product on social media and opened up advanced orders.
With a limited number of 20,000, this stunt really lit up the Internet.
Musk has been tweeting sales updates with early Monday morning saying 7,000 were sold.
That's $3 and a half million worth of flamethrowers.
And his company is also selling a $30 fire extinguisher, naturally.
The CEO of SpaceX and Tesla also runs The Boring Company to make tunnels For the underground hyperloop transportation system.
It's called boring because it bores a tunnel, boring, yeah, he's a funny billionaire.
So what sparked this crazy product?
Back in December Musk promised that after his Boring Company sold 50,000 promotional baseball caps They would start selling the boring company flamethrower.
And then on Christmas Eve he tweeted out that flamethrowers were coming soon.
So it seems interest in his joke didn't burn out, he kept true to his promise.
The website says the flamethrowers will ship in the spring.
Maybe that's April, maybe that's April 1st.
And for those of you with the burning question, yes.
Flamethrowers are legal.
The United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives allows flamethrowers Just as long as the flame is shorter than ten feet.
I'm Bridget Carey.
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