You’ve got to hand it to Elon Musk. He has built up such a reputation and fan base over the years, that with a mere video and a few tweets, he can sell millions of dollars’ worth of novelty toy flamethrowers in a few days. The Boring Company has managed now to sell more than 15,000 flamethrowers with shockingly little detail about what they are or how they work. Boring Company’s website gives you a picture and a two-line description and then asks for $500.
With only the barest of descriptions to go by, people’s imaginations are running wild. One California politician wants to block the sale of the flamethrower, saying, “We don’t allow people to walk in off the street and purchase military grade tanks or armor-piercing ammunition… I cannot even begin to imagine the problems a flamethrower would cause firefighters and police officers alike.”
Source:: Arstechnica – Gadgets