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Elon Musk Sells Out 20,000 Flamethrowers in Just a Few Days

Tech mogul's The Boring Company offers its cheekily-named "Not-a-Flamethrower" for $500.

Elon Musk has decide to enlarge his portfolio once again, this time by introducing flamethrowers to the world. His tunnel construction firm, The Boring Company, sold out its first 20,000 flamethrowers within just a few days, and on Saturday, the first thousand units were made available to buyers, reports Esquire. 

It is legal to sell flamethrowers, but Musk named the device the “Not-a-Flamethrower” in order to circumvent any possible shipping snafus. The product is a bit more like a blow torch than flamethrower, since it only shoots flames four feet. You can buy one for $500.

“Obviously, a flamethrower is a super terrible idea. Definitely don’t buy one,” Musk tweeted in January. “Unless you like fun.”

Great for roasting nuts ? ?

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The sale of the flamethrowers netted the Boring Company $10 million. Musk tweeted the terms and conditions for the owners on the style of Dr. Seuss.

Musk announced last year that The Boring Company had received a permit to build an underground hyperloop tunnel between New York City, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.

Read the full story at Esquire