Elon Musk is well known these days. We know him because he’s the face of Tesla, of SpaceX and of the American solar industry, but many people don’t know that he’s also the guy behind one of the craziest inventions that had sets the internet on fire: a flamethrower.
8. The Boring Company
The Boring Compagny was created in 2016 by Musk. By establishing this new company, he wanted to try to find new and less expensive ways to tunnel underground. His goal was to help construction jobs, infrastructure and other terraforming projects. However, Ellon Musk use also his new company as a launching pad for some of his personal funky projects.
7. It All Started With Hats
In December 2017, Musk started to sell hats with the mention “The Boring Company” on them. That was really basic stuff, but it was all tending to a whole different product that he announces on Twitter a little while after.
6. A Simple Tweet?
On December 10, 2017, Elon Musk posted something really intriguing on his Twitter account. Indeed, he was telling people that as soon as he reaches 50k hats sold, he would start to sell the official The Boring Company’s flamethrower.
5. Not a Scam
As people have fast learned, Elon Musk is not the type of guy who makes jokes on Twitter. Since many of his followers were interested in his post, he sold well over 50k hats in no time and people were astonished when they realize Musk had really begun to sell flamethrowers.
4. Big Sales
It not took long to The Boring Compagny to sell a lot of flamethrowers. In fact, in only 48 hours, they had sold over 15,000 of these gadgets for a total of approximately $7.5 million.
3. Musk Loves His Invention
On his Twitter account, Elon Musk posted a video of himself scaring his cameraman with one of these flamethrowers.
2. Less Dangerous Flamethrower
Like we can see in the video, the flame of Elon Musk’s flamethrower is considerably shorter than those we’re used to seeing on TV, probably to satisfy some regulatory issues. So, The Boring Company’s flamethrower is less dangerous than others, but it still does the job perfectly, like we can see!
1. Another Surprise From Elon Musk
Not only Elon Musk created a flamethrower, that is really cool in itself, he also made it sentient! You only have to use the safe word “cryptocurrency” to turn it off immediately and it also comes with a free block chain. What more can you ask?
Source: First to Know