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

Flame on! Elon Musk says Boring Company delivers its first ‘Not-a-Flamethrowers’

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.

UK's May says Russia must change before it returns to G8
The annual G-7 summit appeared to have weathered tensions over President Donald Trump's threats of a trade war. Putin said Washington's decision to exit the agreement could "destabilize the situation" in the region.

J.R. Smith’s Game 1 gaffe really did break LeBron James
Dallas could draft Michael Porter Jr.in the first round, and adding Cousins would make them a formidable duo. The Houston Rockets and Philadelphia 76ers - James' two leading suitors - are next at 7-2.

Barack Obama pays tribute to celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain
Anthony Bourdain's mother said she had no indication that her son might have been thinking of suicide . Asking if they've had suicidal thoughts is not harmful and lets them know you care, she said.

"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".

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Your internet use could change as 'net neutrality' ends
Jun 12, 2018 - 03:58
Some Congressional Democrats are seeking a repeal of their own, the overturning of the 2017 order that ends the 2015 rules. Rival services like Sling TV and Netflix count video against data caps, essentially making them more expensive to watch.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Justice Department move on health law has risks for GOP
Jun 12, 2018 - 03:24
The Trump administration's stance is a rare departure from the Justice Department's practice of defending federal laws in court. Health insurers are now deciding whether to sell coverage in the individual market in 2019 - and what they're going to charge.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem for 11th French Open title
Jun 12, 2018 - 03:03
Spanish tennis genius Rafael Nadal clinched an 11th French Open against Dominic Thiem on Sunday to take his majors total to 17. Seemingly cruising to victory, that's when Nadal called for the trainer, the second time he did it at the French Open mid-game.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Missing Air Force officer found 35 years later
Jun 12, 2018 - 02:52
He was last seen withdrawing more than $28,000 in Albuquerque in summer 1983 after returning from a two-week vacation in Europe. It is unknown whether family had been in contact with Hughes or knew of his whereabouts following his 1983 disappearance.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Bitcoin price falls 10% following hack on exchange
Jun 12, 2018 - 02:48
Coinrail confirmed that the remaining 70% had been safely moved to a cold wallet and remain unharmed. Tron, which is one of cryptocurrencies hacked this time, dropped 16.12 percent to 52 won.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top E3 2018: The Elder Scrolls: Blades is coming to Android
Jun 12, 2018 - 02:47
If you're die-hard for the Fallout games, I'm sure you've already put in you pre-order although there's now no release date yet. That is a very long time to wait, and will put nearly 15 years between the launch of Skyrim and The Elder Scrolls 6 .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top North Korea's Kim lands in Singapore ahead of summit with Trump
Jun 12, 2018 - 02:47
Mr Pompeo, Donald Trump's top diplomat, said that the president was fully prepared for his meeting with Kim Jong-un. Any change to North Korean media's day-to-day routine usually signifies that something important is happening.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Michelle Wolf mocks Melania Trump, jokes about the president abusing her
Jun 12, 2018 - 02:45
Her stylist addressed the first lady's fashion symbolism when he discussed her inauguration gown with Harper's Bazaar. First Lady Melania Trump has officially returned to the spotlight following an emergency kidney operation last month.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kylie Jenner Explains Why She Deleted Stormi Photos From Social Media
Jun 12, 2018 - 02:38
Previously, Kylie had shared several pictures of her adorable baby girl, documenting the first few months of Stormi's life. We can tell because she actually went back and deleted any photo where you can clearly see the infant's face.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Life is odd 2 getting a set-up game which is completely free
Jun 12, 2018 - 02:32
You will most likely see and discover new content on subsequent playthroughs which you might have previously missed. The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit will come to the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on June 26, 2018.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Xbox doubles its number of video game studios
Jun 12, 2018 - 02:02
To counter that, Microsoft surprised with a huge number of Japanese games coming to Xbox. Taken together, this represents a doubling of Microsoft's wholly owned game studios.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top USA evacuates China staffers as illness mystery deepens
Jun 11, 2018 - 06:53
President Donald Trump, which has partly rolled back a detente with Cuba, responded past year by sharply drawing down U.S. The two new individuals removed from Cuba were medically evaluated in just the past few weeks, two officials said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Danny Kirwan dead at 68
Jun 11, 2018 - 06:10
After Welch's departure in 1974, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks joined, creating the best-known lineup of the group. He remained active briefly, recording unsuccessful three solo albums for the British label DJM in 1975-79.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Fallout 76 is 4 times the size of Fallout 4
Jun 11, 2018 - 05:25
The thirty-six trophies clearly mirrors Fallout Shelter's Xbox One achievements, so it doesn't appear to be for a new game. We will update this post with more information and the trailer as soon as they are available.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top E3 2018: Cyberpunk 2077 Kicks Back with An Incredible Trailer
Jun 11, 2018 - 05:18
Microsoft closed its Electronic Entertainment Expo event today in Los Angeles with the world's first look at Cyberpunk 2077 . Cyberpunk 2077 literally hacked the E3 2018 conference, breaking through in the middle of Phil Spencer's closing speech.