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Elon Musk Promotes Boring Co. Flamethrower in Series of Enthusiastic Videos

The $600 flamethrower is great as a party favor, nut-roaster, and zombie-killer. I mean, What's not to like? 

Elon Musk’s latest marketing stunt for his tunnel digging company, the cleverly named Boring Company, is a $600 flamethrower and it is now available for preorder. (But hurry, because there are only 20,000 available, the company advises.)

Since he Boring Company started taking preorders last week, it seems like everyone’s favorite tech billionaire has gone all in on promoting the high tech, high-priced weapon — or party favor, depending on how you look at it — that, according to its website marketing copy, guarantees to “liven up any party.”

But for Elon, it seems to have additional value as a roaster of nuts…and weapon in the zombie apocalypse.

On Saturday night, he posted a photo on Instagram of the flamethrower with a caption quoting Scarface, “Say hello to my little friend…”

Then, he started in with the zombie references.

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But whether or not Elon is behind an impending zombie apocalypse, these flamethrowers are selling quickly, as his live commentary on Twitter shows. According to his latest update on Saturday evening, 2,000 have already been sold.

If you’re wondering why Elon Musk is selling flamethrowers at all… well, you’re being just a little too rational.

Last December, the billionaire tweeted that if he sold 50,000 hats for his tunneling venture known as The Boring Company, he’d sell an official company flamethrower.

Of course, that still doesn’t explain what flamethrowers have to do with tunnel digging, or how it might be a good idea to turn a deadly weapon of war that was banned by the U.S. Department of Defense in 1978 into a game.

Of course, Elon has an answer for that as well. The website also says this is “world’s safest flamethrower,” presumably because the flames are less than 10 feet long, as opposed to the twenty to thirty feet flames of the original weapon invented by the Germans and deployed for the first time to terrifying effect in World War I.

Then again, this isn’t the first time that the Internet has bought things that make little sense. (See the box of nothing and, again, poop box that Cards of Humanity has become infamous for selling.)

Of course, those are benign jokes next to something created as a weapon of war. But hey, Elon also has a caveat: “Don’t do this. Also, I want to be clear that a flamethrower is a super terrible idea. Definitely don’t buy one. Unless you like fun.”

Got it, Elon.

Media via Elon Musk (1, 2), Lionsgate and Mark Rogers, Google

Steve Irwin: He Gave Attention to One of Nature's Saltiest Big Boys

The endangered saltwater crocodile received a helping hand from Irwin.

The late icon of conservation Steve “The Crocodile Hunter” Irwin would have been 57 years old on Friday, and Google chose the day to mark his extraordinary life with a touching Google Doodle slideshow. Irwin was deeply involved with animals, reptiles especially, from an early age, as his parents ran a reptile park when was a child in Australia.

Steve Irwin Is Still Protecting Animals Worldwide, 13 Years After His Death

The Crocodile Hunter's legacy lives on in thousands of acres of protected land.

In 2004, the late conservationist Steve Irwin caught a lot of heat for feeding a crocodile while simultaneously holding his baby. The incident captured his lifelong approach to animal conservation, which began with his animal-filled childhood and continues even after his death with the conservationist legacy he left behind. Irwin’s 57th birthday would have been on Friday, and he was commemorated with a front-page Google Doodle.

Steve Irwin: How He Rose to Fame as the Crocodile Hunter

Google paid tribute to the star.

Google commemorated the life of Steve Irwin on Friday with a homepage doodle on what would have been the Australian’s 57th birthday. Irwin became a household name through his animal activism and television appearances, first launching onto screens of Animal Planet viewers with his show The Crocodile Hunter.

Irwin was born in the Essendon near Melbourne in 1962 to parents Lyn and Bob Irwin. His parents famously gave him an 11-foot scrub python for his 6th birthday which he named Fred. The young Steve learned a lot from his parents about animals, and they laid the foundations for Beerwah Reptile Park when they bought some land in 1970. Steve learned to wrestle crocodiles from the age of 9, and helped manage the family-owned park. The park was renamed Queensland Reptile and Fauna Park, and in 1990, it was renamed Australia Zoo — the same year Steve met producer John Stainton. He met his future wife, Oregonian Terri Raines, when she was visiting the park the following year. Their croc-filled honeymoon in 1992 formed the first episode of The Crocodile Hunter.

Where to Get Every Game of Thrones Season on Blu-Ray and 4K Blu-Ray

Winter, uh, we mean the final season of this show is coming.

Where were you when Game Of Thrones first premiered on HBO in the summer of 2011? I was interning at a comedy website in New York, so naturally I was surrounded by the biggest nerds you have ever seen in your life, so naturally we all got together to watch the show together on Sunday nights. Wild to think that in the eight years prior, Ned Stark is long dead, Arya is now the most feared assassin in Westeros, and Varys… well, he’s still a real dick.

'You' Season 2: Netflix Release Date, Spoilers, Cast, Trailer, and Theories

Your latest Netflix obsession could be coming back soon.

It’s been over a month since Lifetime’s You made the jump to Netflix and became an overnight sensation. We’re already as obsessed with this series as Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley) was over Guinevere Beck (Elizabeth Lail), and we can barely wait for the You Season 2 release date.

Thankfully, there’s already a lot of info out there about You Season 2, including a release date window, plot details, returning cast members, and a few new confirmed characters. Here’s everything you need to know, along with a bit of speculation.