Entrepreneur Elon Musk is primarily known for founding the private spaceflight firm SpaceX and electric car maker Tesla, but he has a few other business ventures. One of them is The Boring Company, which was started ostensibly to develop the necessary technology to drill tunnels for Hyperloop-style transit systems. The company is anything but “boring” now that it’ll sell you a flamethrower. It’s apparently sold a lot of them, too.
While The Boring Company is mainly a geotechnical engineering firm, Musk has been getting the (intentionally cheeky) name out there by sharing neat concept videos and selling hats. Yes, before the flamethrower, The Boring Company sold about 50,000 hats for $20 each. Musk could have sold more, but the company capped sales of the hat. This has resulted in aftermarket prices well over $100… for a hat.
The follow-up to the hat, again, has nothing to do with geotechnical engineering. The Boring Company flamethrower can be yours for the low price of $500. Sure, $500 is a lot for what’s essentially a dangerous toy, but where else are you going to get a flamethrower that cheap?
Great for roasting nuts