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Elon Musk's "Not-A-Flamethrower" flamethrowers are resulting in (you guessed it) a whole lot of fiery folly.
Beginning in January, about 20,000 people shelled out $500 apiece for the propane-fueled devices, sold by Musk's The Boring Company (TBC), according to a statement on TBC's website. The first 1,000 were delivered June 9 to their gleeful owners, and unsurprisingly, they are being used in spectacularly irresponsible ways — many of which were shared on social media.
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Flamethrowers were once used in trench warfare, and today firefighters use the handheld torches for back-burning — creating controlled burns in order to contain a fire by preemptively destroying wood that it would use for fuel, according to the International Association of Wildland Fire.
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But many of those who bought TBC's Not-A-Flamethrower had much more frivolous uses in mind, as they all too readily demonstrated.
YouTuber Justine Ezarik (@ijustine) posted a video on June 18 that showed her testing Not-A-Flamethrower in her backyard, cooking hot dogs, an egg, a hamburger, a pan full of popcorn and an entire chicken. At one point in the video, Ezarik remarked, "Who would have...
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