Elon selling flamethrowers. Seriously.

Now this is a bizarre story.  Apparently Elon Musk’s Boring Company is really going to sell flamethrowers… because he can.

So let’s piece together this story.

Clue #1: On Jan 19, 2018 Instagram user, mytesladaventure, posted a video of him (or a friend) using a Boring Company flamethrower. (video language explicit)

The Boring Company Flame Thrower is Real! 🔥 🔥 🔥 🎥 by @dawallach

A post shared by My Tesla Adventure (@myteslaadventure) on

Clue #2: Then there’s Elon’s tweets about selling a Boring Company flamethrower starting back in December 2017.

And then after 50k hats were sold, Elon tweeted again:

Clue #3: Someone of Reddit posted a link to https://www.boringcompany.com/flamethrower.

When you go to the link, you see blank page with a space to enter a password.  The Reddit user posted the password is “flame”.

When password was entered, it gives the option to pre-order a Boring Company flame-thrower for $600, shipping in April.


Clue #4: So, now the password “flame” is no longer working.  And folks are trying to guess what the new password is.

Here’s a discussion on Reddit for those trying to figure out the password, discussion link.

Conclusion: It looks like Elon is really selling flamethrowers.  Just like he really is planning on sending a Roadster into space.  I think it’s all a mix of having some fun and thinking it’s really cool.

Elon did tweet about “kids love it” in regards to flamethrowers… which I think is somewhat irresponsible.  I wouldn’t want a bunch of kids to get their hands on flamethrowers.  I hope Elon deletes this tweet.

Anyway, so there it goes.  The mysterious and wacky story of Elon really starting to sell flamethrowers.

Updated (10:19pm, Jan 26, 2018): In response to my post, someone on Facebook shared this video from Spaceballs as the likely reason why Elon is selling Boring Company flamethrowers.

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Here’s Tesla’s full statement: “Tesla will post its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31st, 2017 after market close on Wednesday, February 7th, 2018.  At that time, Tesla will issue a brief advisory containing a link to the Q4 and full year 2017 Update Letter, which will be available on Tesla’s Investor Relations website.  Tesla management will hold a live question and answer webcast that day at 2:30pm Pacific Time (5:30pm Eastern Time) to discuss the Company’s financial and business results and outlook.”

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