Tech billionaire Elon Musk recently tweeted, “When the zombie apocalypse happens, you’ll be glad you bought a flamethrower. Works against hordes of the undead or your money back!”. He has unveiled the “world’s safest flamethrower,” to prepare for a zombie apocalypse. Just in case, fire extinguishers are sold separately.
Musk’s Boring Company – which has so far primarily specialized in “boring” tunnel construction – touted the new device on its official website on Saturday as a product “guaranteed to liven up any party!”
The handy device, which Musk says is “great for roasting nuts,” will cost die-hard fans of the SpaceX and Tesla founder a hefty $500. However, to embrace the firepower that could be quite useful in case of a zombie apocalypse they will have to wait until spring.
Just hours after the announcement Musk changed his Twitter profile description to “Zombie Defender” and dismissed what he says is a rumor of his “secretly creating a zombie apocalypse” to boost the demand for flamethrowers. He added that he lacked a facility able to produce so many zombies.
“You’d need millions of zombies for a so-called ‘apocalypse’ anyway. Where would I even get a factory big enough to make so many!?” Musk wrote. The flamethrower will be shipped internationally, but delivery costs and taxes are not included in the price, the company said. A potential proud owner would also need to agree to terms and conditions, sent ahead of the flamethrower’s purchase.
There is no disclaimer, nor a word of caution in the offer. Nevertheless, the Boring Company does offer its own fire extinguisher for $30, which it describes as an “exorbitant amount of money.”
Musk announced his plans to start selling a flamethrower in a tweet on December, 10. “I know it’s a little off-brand, but kids love it,” he wrote at the time. The billionaire was likely inspired by the success of another “off-brand” product – baseball caps bearing the Boring Company logo, of which a total of 50,000 were sold at $20 each.