Elon Musk is always expanding his interests. From building an underground of tunnels to decreasing traffic congestion to making electric skates and boring hats: he wants to do it all.
Over the weekend, the Boring Company CEO Musk said the flamethrower aims to "liven up any party." Musk goes as far as claiming the flamethrower is the "world's safest flamethrower." For those who are worried about safety, the Boring Company is also selling a fire extinguisher for $30.
Musk's Boring Company Flamethrower In Action
In a video, the Boring Company staff shows off how the Flamethrower works, and it looks like they're having a blast, all, of course, while taking safety precautions. Musk teases on social media that the flamethrower is perfect for roasting nuts and fighting off hordes of zombies.
"When the zombie apocalypse happens, you'll be glad you bought a flamethrower," said Musk. "Works against hordes of the undead or your money back!"
How To Preorder Musk's Flamethrower
How much does it cost to preorder Musk's flamethrower? Right now, it costs $500. So far 7,000 units have already been ordered. The price of the flamethrower doesn't include taxes or shipping, which will be calculated when it's time to check out. We're not sure of the exact ship date, but the Boring Company's website says the flamethrower will start shipping in spring.
What Inspired Musk To Launch The Boring Company?
The Tesla CEO was going nuts one day while sitting in traffic, and that's when he decided to start a new venture, and a boring one.
Musk announced that being stuck in traffic was his inspiration for creating the Boring Company. Some people couldn't tell if he was joking or not, but he made it clear that he was going to do it.
Since then, Musk has been progressing on making his dream a reality. Musk started digging a tunnel near SpaceX headquarters in Los Angeles, California. The tunnel will feature an underground transportation system where passengers are taken on electric skates traveling at least 150 miles per hour. The electric skates are designed to hold anywhere from eight to sixteen passengers on a transportation pod.
The Boring Company is hoping to solve the problem of "soul-destroying traffic," and to do that, "roads must go 3D, which means either flying cars or tunnels," the company said on its website.