Elon Musk: I’ll dub my flamethrower “Not a Flamethrower” to thwart customs

Enlarge (credit: Boring Company) Last weekend, the Boring Company offered 20,000 novelty flamethrowers for sale. By Thursday, all 20,000 had sold out. But now Elon Musk says the company has hit an obstacle. "Some customs agencies are saying they won’t allow shipment of anything called a 'Flamethrower,'" Musk tweeted on Friday night. "To solve this, we are renaming it 'Not a Flamethrower.'" To be fair, that might be a more accurate label. As Ars Technica's Ron Amadeo wrote earlier this week, the Boring Company's "flamethrower" looks like it's "nothing more than a propane torch with fancy styling." Read 3 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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