Elon Musk's company called The Boring Company began selling flamethrowers that could be pre-ordered for $500 this past Sunday. Along with the flamethrower, you had the option to purchase a $30 overpriced fire extinguisher. As of Monday, The Boring Co. has sold 7,000 flamethrowers. What began as a joke last December, is now reality. The money from this side project is going towards the creation of tunnels to reduce surface-level street traffic. Musk tweeted at potential buyers that the flamethrower was a "super terrible idea" and to not buy one "unless you like fun".