Now Elon Musk has completed his hottest project ever with the release of a super-dangerous new flamethrower. But after he put his dreams into reality by offering 20,000 pre-orders at $500 a pop, they sold out in just a matter of days, raising $10 million for The Boring Company.
The first 1,000 flamethrowers being sold by Elon Musk's Boring Company have been picked up by their owners.
As of Monday morning there were a number of ads on eBay with "buy it now" prices listed as high as $20,000.
The Boring Company sold the devices to help raise money to fund development of its tunneling machines and for testing. The first promotional products were simple Boring Company hats.
While most customers were thrilled about the idea of owning and using a flamethrower, there were some who expressed concerns about it being misused by minors and criminals. The tech billionaire shared pictures of distributing his most popular (and most controversial to date) fundraising technique for the Boring Company today via his Twitter.
The fire belcher has been renamed "Not A Flamethrower" after customs agencies refused to ship anything called a flamethrower.
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.
In May, the company announced it would be partnering with Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Agency (MTA) to build a three-mile test tunnel along Sepulveda on Los Angeles' Westside, which is a heavily congested part of the city.
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