Elon Musk's Flamethrowers Are Now Sold Out

So maybe this wasn't such a 'super terrible idea'
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 1, 2018 11:11 AM CST
Elon Musk Has $10M to Burn Thanks to $500 Flamethrowers
This is the "world's safest flamethrower," according to Boring.   (Boring Company)

(Newser) – Elon Musk's 20,000 flamethrowers have sold out in a jiffy, completing the tech billionaire's goal of raising $10 million for his tunnel-digging Boring Company. Musk, who had joked that the flamethrowers were a "super terrible idea," announced the news on Twitter. Among those who really do hate the product is California state Rep. Miguel Santiago, who expressed outrage given the state's wildfires.

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As a bonus for buyers who forked over $500, Musk is throwing in "a complimentary Boring fire extinguisher," though a company rep maintains the flamethrowers are "safer than what you can buy right now off-the-shelf on Amazon to destroy weeds," per CNET. The $10 million burning a hole in Musk's pocket comes in addition to $1 million raised selling 50,000 ball caps, reports the Guardian. (Musk has big plans for the company.)

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