One hot party: First Boring Co. flamethrowers get picked up

Musk, who is known for provocative antics, first mentioned plans to sell a flamethrower in December, and repeatedly plugged the idea on social media.

Billionaire tech guru Elon Musk showed off pictures of the Boring Company's first commercial flamethrowers being distributed to lines of buyers today - and joked that the device has been renamed "Not a Flamethrower" so as not to run afoul of customs or shipping regulations.

While the merchandise certainly helps draw attention to Musk's boring ambitions and the holes he's drilling into Los Angeles streets, they're not how he's subsidizing most of the projects. Musk tweeted the terms and conditions for the owners on the style of Dr. Seuss.

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'.

Crowds of ecstatic customers are busy picking up flamethrowers in Los Angeles as Elon Musk distributes the first thousand flamethrowers today that were ordered through The Boring Company.

Elon Musk's flamethrowers do not use a mixture of flammable liquids to launch flames great distances, like its military counterparts. Instead, they work more like large propane blowtorches.

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"When the zombie apocalypse happens, you'll be glad you bought a flamethrower", he tweeted.

The Boring Company's $500 flamethrower gets a demonstration.

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. The funds made through these "hot" sales would be, in turn, used to fund other ventures of The Boring Company.

The Boring Company is a tunnel construction business founded in 2016 to provide the infrastructure for an underground Hyperloop.

In response to @SPPhotonic, Musk may have revealed an upcoming new TBC product when he tweeted, "Each flamethrower comes with a state-of-the-art The Boring Company brand fire extinguisher".

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