Musk's Boring Company got its $500 flamethrowers into the
hands of consumers for the first time on Saturday.
company sold 20,000
of the machines , but the first
thousand were distributed at an event at The Boring
Company's headquarters in Los Angeles. People formed long
lines to get hold of their very own flamethrower.
was happily tweeting away from the so-called pickup party.
name of the fire-spewing machine is Not-a-Flamethrower,
owing to shipping and customs regulations that restrict the
transport of anything termed a flamethrower.
tweeted what he claimed was the terms and conditions for the
machines, some of which were presented in the style of the
US children's author Dr. Seuss.
Trends walked through what it called the "ridiculous"
terms and conditions for the Not-a-Flamethrower .
YouTuber Justine Ezarik unboxed the device in a video over
the weekend, in which the tech reviewer Faruk Korkmaz
commented: "Read the terms, they're not joking. Even though
it's written in a joking manner."
the pickup event, customers tested the flamethrowers
(which are definitely flamethrowers) by torching
customers took the flamethrowers home they started sharing
pictures and videos on social media. These guys
terms and conditions recommended using them for crème
brûlée — these people obliged.