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Elon Musk's Boring Company puts first 1000 Flamethrowers in buyers' hands

Elon Musk's Boring Company puts first 1000 Flamethrowers in buyers' hands”

Choosing one of his favorite communications forums, Musk took to Twitter to post some photos of the flamethrower customer pickup event, accompanying his tweets with enthusiastic comments.

Thousands more of the contraptions will be shipped out in the weeks ahead, Musk said.

'For simple & concise instructions, we drew upon wisdom in great Dr Seuss book "Green Eggs and Ham"'.

It continued: "I will not use this in a house, I will not point this at my spouse, I will not use this in an unsafe way, The best use is créme brulee".

Amid an ongoing national debate over gun reform and the Second Amendment, some took issue with the fact that such risky machines were sold for a mere $500 by the Boring Company, which did not require a background check of would-be flamethrower owners.

The guns, which are more of a blowtorch than an actual flamethrower, are receiving some criticism for being risky.

The device comes with a 10-page manual which had additional tips: "Do not touch the not-a-flamethrower nozzle during or after use, as it could burn you".

The launch - called a "pick-up party" by Musk - was hugely successful and saw all units of the flamethrower sold in a matter of hours. "Works against hordes of the undead or your money back!"

The sale of the flamethrowers netted the Boring Company $10 million. "Will offer a TBC ice blaster before the dry season starts in winter". 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 funds made through these "hot" sales would be, in turn, used to fund other ventures of The Boring Company.

One customer tweeted a picture of himself posing joyfully in front of the company's logo, clutching a flamethrower that had just belched a fireball.

It's unclear how much a round-trip would cost, but the Boring Company said it will be "comparable to or lower than current public transportation fares".



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