Elon Musk has sold $10M worth of flamethrowers since Sunday

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Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk says he has sold out a stock of 20,000 flamethrowers with a retail value of $10 million through The Boring Company, his infrastructure firm.

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Musk tweeted early Thursday that the company had sold its last remaining flamethrowers, just five days after they went on sale. The flamethrowers are listed at $500 each, plus tax, on The Boring Company’s website, which says they will ship in the spring with a “complimentary Boring fire extinguisher." Musk said each flamethrower will be engraved with a serial number from 1 to 20,000.

“The rumor that I’m secretly creating a zombie apocalypse to generate demand for flamethrowers is completely false,” Musk joked on Twitter.

The company’s website lists the fire extinguisher at $30 per unit. The extinguisher “comes with a cool sticker,” according to the product listing.

Musk, 46, is best known as co-founder of the electric car company Tesla and aerospace company SpaceX. He posted a video of himself using one of the flamethrowers on his Instagram account over the weekend.

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Musk promised to sell the flamethrowers if the Boring Company sold 50,000 branded hats, the Verge reported.

“Obviously, a flamethrower is a super terrible idea. Definitely don’t buy one,” Musk wrote on Twitter. “Unless you like fun.”

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