Standby for Lawsuits: Handheld Flamethrower Hits Open Market…

Coming soon to a courtroom near you . . . handheld flamethrowers. With an Internet connection and just $899, you can arm yourself with your very own handheld flamethrower. A Michigan company has launched the XM42 Flamethrower, which it bills as “the world’s first commercially available handheld flamethrower.” This future darling of products liability plaintiffs’ attorneys was made possible by crowdfunding (a.k.a. other idiots on the Internet). The manufacturer raised more than $150,000 in one month to fund the production.

According to the company, “as of now, flamethrowers are a fun toy for responsible adults and are useful for practical purposes.” The practical purposes? The company claims that flamethrowers are handy for insect control, weed removal, and other reasons, too. So the product is a snow shovel, fly swatter, and bottle of round-up all in one fun package.

We could say whole bunch of things about this product, but watching this baby in action is only way to do it justice. Click here to see it in action.

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