Elon Musk's tunneling company fires up its first ... flamethrower?

Posted January 29, 2018

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has a few other interesting side ventures; one of which is The Boring Company.

It appears that Elon Musk wasn't kidding when he teased that The Boring Company would start selling a real flamethrower. Basically, the company is digging tunnels beneath cities for travel in electric pods and/or on electric vehicle sleds.

It turns out The Boring Company flamethrower really does exist and there's even an ordering page connected to the company's official website. Poking fun at the fact that movie merchandise is usually targeted towards the younger demographic, Yogurt proudly claimed that kids "love" the Spaceballs flamethrower.

I just don't see a way where this doesn't end badly.

There is also dedicated page on The Boring Company's website, where pyro enthusiasts can preorder the weapon for US$500 and watch a video of a pair of company employees letting them rip. But that's a small price to pay for your own fully functional flamethrower.

As The Verge first reported, the mystery deepened this week when a Reddit user discovered the following password-protected URL: "boringcompany.com/flamethrower".

Earlier this week, a subredditor managed to guess the original password - "flame" - and got access to the page that mimics the Boring Company logo. It was complete with a $600 flamethrower that specified, "Prototype pictured above".

It's not clear if this screenshot is legitimate and, with the password having been changed it's hard to check so Alphr has contacted the Boring Company for clarification. "Final production flamethrower will be better".

But now he is adding $500 flamethrowers to the mix? And it worked - although it's since been changed to something a little more secure (no, it's not Musk). Then, he Tweeted another with a link to him with the flamethrower in action! The company is also selling $30 fire extinguishers to go with the flamethrowers.