I mean, the zombie/alien/dinobot apocalypse could start tomorrow, and you don’t want to be the guy without one. Actually, maybe it wouldn’t be that useful in a dinobot apocalypse. What even happens in a dinobot apocalypse? Lots of lasers, probably. And people wondering why they didn’t buy RPGs. Although, RPGs are illegal in South Africa. Flamethrowers, not so much, and two out of three is better than zero on the Apocalypse Readiness Scale.
Available now to pre-order from Elon Musk’s Boring Company for $500 (approximately R6000 before taxes and custom duties), this for-real, not-a-toy flamethrower is “guaranteed to liven up any party”, presumably with the most impressive ever charades version of The Roof is on Fire. The product page also recommends its own “overpriced” fire extinguisher – featuring a “cool sticker” – to go with it, because safety matters too.
Musk confirmed on Twitter this morning that over 7000 flamethrowers had already been sold, so that’s 7000 people already prepared for at least two apocalypse scenarios and one unforgettable kid’s birthday party.