Elon Musk Hosts Flamethrower Party While Tesla Burns

After Elon Musk presided over deliveries of the first batch of his tunneling company's flamethrowers, a handful of the devices have found their way to eBay where they are being offered at more than six times the original price.

The devices, priced at United States dollars 500 (approximately Rs 33,700) apiece, are being marketed and sold through Musk's other company, The Boring Company, which was set up in order to set up a subterranean transit network under Los Angeles to beat the city's endless traffic.

In contrast to military flamethrowers, the fire that comes roaring from the barrels of the Boring Co. version only appears to protrude a few feet.

1,000 people got hold of the devices at a Boring Company HQ pick-up party over the weekend, where they torched marshmallows.

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.

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Apparently, there are other legitimate uses, too.

As such, Musk and SpaceX engineer Steve Davis thought that it would be a much better idea to do custom deliveries of the flamethrowers for those that had purchased them, according to Teslarati.

Musk also tweeted out the terms and conditions for his "Not-A-Flamethrower", which will ostensibly protect his company from liability for the inevitable flamethrower injuries and property damages, which come along with ... you know, handing out actual flamethrowers to people. But so far, it's good business as well.

With 20,000 flamethrowers soon to be in circulation, expect more flame-throwing displays on social media. At $500 each, the flamethrowers brought in $10 million. Southern California suffered one of its worst fire seasons in history a year ago.

Company photo shows a flamethrower made by The Ion Productions Team in use. "Always have a fire extinguisher and a bucket of water nearby". Plus, The Boring Company said it is going to donate $10,000 to California Wildfire Relief Fund.

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