Owners of Elon Musk's 'Not A Flamethrower' are incinerating everything

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They sought to tighten up the state's regulations on flamethrowers, which now apply only to devices that emit flames going out farther than 10 feet.

The 46-year-old multi-billionaire hosted a pick-up party in Los Angeles where customers could collect the first batch of 1,000 Boring Company flamethrowers.

1,000 flamethrowers are being distributed today by The Boring Company at the first Not-A Flamethrower pickup party and buyers are ecstatic.

But selling a flamethrower was a bit more challenging than selling hats. Don't worry if you can't make it; all Not-a-Flamethrowers will ship out this summer!

KitGuru Says: At the very least, Musk is allowing himself to run wild with his ideas in the Boring Company and there's no telling what the mad man genius will end up doing next.

Elon Musk hinted at the Boring Company's plans to launch a "freezegun" in a tweet back in January. The announcement was huge for the fledgling company - even with the "Not a Flamethrower" flamethrower bringing in $10 million alone in sales.

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The fire-breathing device comes packaged with a rhyming set of terms and conditions that nods to the classic Dr. Seuss book "Green Eggs and Ham". I will not use this in an unsafe way.

An instruction manual for the gun is also available on eBay for $250 (£187). The most eager customers can forgo the bidding process and pay the eBay "buy it now price", which is as high as $20,000.

"Flamethrower (obviously) best way to light your fireplace/BBQ". The Boring Co.is based in Southern California, a region ravaged by wildfires.

"I love fire", a 28-year-old tech company owner told The Guardian after picking up his new flamethrower in a rectangular white box at SpaceX.

It's unclear how much a round-trip would cost, but the Boring Company said it will be "comparable to or lower than current public transportation fares".

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