Not-A-Flamethrower: cooking with Elon Musk's hottest collectible

  • Published on:  6/21/2018
  • The Boring Company recently shipped their Not-a-Flamethrower, which sold out in less than a week; only 20,000 were made, so it's something of a collectors' item. But besides hanging it on your wall, what on earth do you do with the thing? Science editor Liz Lopatto demonstrates how to cook with the collectable, putting the Not-A-Flamethrower through its paces. Subscribe: The Verge on Facebook: on Twitter: on Instagram: More: http://www.theverge.comCommunity guidelines: to Verge Science on YouTube, a new home base for our explorations into the future of science:


  • The Verge
    The Verge  a years ago+84

    What would you cook with Not-a-Flamethrower?

  • Timi Akinlonu
    Timi Akinlonu a years ago+109


  • Mika van Overveldt
    Mika van Overveldt a years ago+121

    Again. Not a flamethrower, just a propane torch.

  • Huy Ly
    Huy Ly a years ago+104

    Hardly a flamethrower, more like an oversized kitchen torch

  • Tian Wu
    Tian Wu a years ago+49

    burnt marshmallow is driving me nuts

  • Aditya Dengare
    Aditya Dengare a years ago+108

    That's the boring gun form the boring company...😊😊

  • F'd News
    F'd News a years ago+37

    this is what happens when you never try drugs

  • MeguSmith
    MeguSmith a years ago+8

    i don't know is it a bug or i actually first here?
    Edit: Yes you can cook with flame-thrower with cooking gas

  • Afram Yirdaw
    Afram Yirdaw a years ago+5

    shes not giving it its full power, it actually goes really high if you watch others

  • 23f23
    23f23 a years ago+3

    Your idle is set too high and you never used the trigger.

  • McKaos
    McKaos 10 months ago+3

    love everyone saying "Wow xD my hairspray can make a bigger flame!!1! that's not a flamethrower!!!1!" shut the hell up, it's written on the box loool

  • mavric 101
    mavric 101 a years ago+24

    The funny thing is my 10$ propane torch does what this does with a bigger flame

  • Noé Duran
    Noé Duran a years ago+3

    If you want to see an actual good flame go look at ijustine's flamethrower video... much better flame than The Verges

  • Carlos Vigil
    Carlos Vigil a years ago+1

    "LET'S BE SAFE", uses flamethrower vertically...downward....

  • VVarrio
    VVarrio 7 months ago+2

    she didnt even pull the trigger all the way, it goes way further than that..

  • Eve Hopskin
    Eve Hopskin a years ago +2

    I keep a flamethrower in case of a spider.

  • Jason Rothman
    Jason Rothman a years ago+3

    I think his hottest collectibles are the Tesla’s that catch fire.

  • Oculus Rift
    Oculus Rift a years ago

    $500 for that, does the flame go bigger?

  • Cadi Levox
    Cadi Levox 9 months ago+1

    Jeezus.. it's Not A Flamethrower. Because legally, it's not. And it's not powerful enough to be classified as a destructive tool like what a Flamethrower is.
    Not A Flamethrower is basically just a giant lighter/torch.
    These comments actually taking this propane torch seriously enough to compare it to real guns and real Flamethrowers.

  • John Beuhler
    John Beuhler 21 days ago

    I think you've had enough smores. Do more steak. Count down to bankruptcy for this page and its dumpy host. Yikes.