Whether you love him or hate him, you have to admire Elon Musk's Twitter account. In just 280 characters Musk has made promises to fix South Australia's energy crisis, offered help to save the kids trapped in a cave in Thailand and launched his biggest and best ideas.
But best of all, Musk is funny and isn't afraid of some self-deprecating humor at times. We have collected the 16 best tweets from Musk that made us love the serial entrepreneur and big dreamer just a little bit more.
1. Flamethrowers for “zombie apocalypse”
Remember that time Musk funded The Boring Company by selling real-life flamethrowers. He backed up the unbelievable publicity stunt with some ripper tweets urging people to buy because they would really come in handy if the zombie apocalypse arrives.
When the zombie apocalypse happens, you’ll be glad you bought a flamethrower. Works against hordes of the undead or your money back!— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 28, 2018
2. Musk denies involvement in the creation of a zombie apocalypse
Musk pushed the joke in ways only a man selling flamethrowers can, following up his initial tweet by denying his involvement in the creation of a zombie apocalypse. It's clear Musk is having as much fun with the idea of flamethrowers as his fans are.
The rumor that I’m secretly creating a zombie apocalypse to generate demand for flamethrowers is completely false— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 28, 2018
3. Musk calls off Mars mission after it's found to be flat
When Musk jokingly pondered why there wasn't a Flat Mars Society to stand in solidarity with the Flat Earth Society, the response from the flat-earthers couldn't have been better. The group tweeted at Musk saying Mars had been observed to be round.
Hi Elon, thanks for the question. Unlike the Earth, Mars has been observed to be round.— Flat Earth Society (@FlatEarthOrg) November 28, 2017
We hope you have a fantastic day!
4. Musk delights in rumors that he is a lost alien
How is it possible for one man to be the head of so many cutting-edge companies and still manage to date Grimes? Musk seems to delight in denying the rumors his fans must hope is actually true.
The rumor that I'm building a spaceship to get back to my home planet Mars is totally untrue— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 12, 2015
5. April Fools' joke close to home
Musk has never hidden his struggles with getting Tesla profitable which makes this April Fools' joke even better because it's almost too close for comfort.
Elon was found passed out against a Tesla Model 3, surrounded by "Teslaquilla" bottles, the tracks of dried tears still visible on his cheeks.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 1, 2018
This is not a forward-looking statement, because, obviously, what's the point?
Happy New Month! pic.twitter.com/YcouvFz6Y1
6. Twitter helps Musk troll his own kids
Elon Musk asks Twitter for bad jokes to use on his children. But from the looks of his Twitter, he doesn't need advice on cheesy humor.
Apparently, there is this thing called "Dad jokes" and I make them— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 16, 2017
7. Tony Stark or Dr. Evil?
Musk is well aware of his comparisons with both good and bad characters from popular culture. After the attempts to land a Falcon 9 rocket after launch in 2015, Musk told his Twitter fans that if the next attempt was a success he'd really indulge in his evil genius stereotype by getting a volcano lair.
If this works, I'm treating myself to a volcano lair. It's time.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 15, 2015
8. Acute observations from a CEO
The great thing about Elon Musk's Twitter account is his commitment to replying to many tweets directed at him. Sometimes this results in him offering to help the people in Flint with their water problems, other times he offers some totally bizarre insight into seeing the world from another perspective.
A ceiling is simply a floor from below— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 29, 2017
9. Complete honesty about a penchant for Ambien
Musk famously suggested that his late-night humor is a result of a daily Ambien habit. Despite some being worried about an addiction to sleeping pills, Musk continues to poke fun at himself by mentioning the sleep aid again and again.
Something really special about late night @elonmusk tweets— Jake Underwood (@jakeu) May 12, 2016
A little red wine, vintage record, some Ambien ... and magic!— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 7, 2017
10. He is human after all
Even Elon Musk needs some downtime and it seems the South African loves to watch the grotesque but funny animated TV show Rick and Morty. Replying to a fan, Musk admits he loves the show.
Yeah. It's kinda disgusting, but my boys and I love it :)— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 23, 2017
11. Honesty is the best policy
There is an age-old saying that you should tell the people around you that you love them at least once a day. Musk seems to be following this sage advice to everything he loves, including Twitter.
I love Twitter— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 21, 2017
12. Never afraid to tease the haters
Many theorists out there are determined to hang on to the belief that space travel is a lie cooked up by the government. Musk isn't afraid to stir the pot when it comes to the rumors that he has faked every SpaceX launch.
It's much easier to do the CGI that way— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 17, 2017
13. Supports musical endeavors of all types
Turns out if you want to avoid detection by facial recognition software, simply dress as an Insane Clown Posse fan. Known as Juggalos, these die-hard fans often paint their faces with extreme clown music that has been proven to confuse algorithm in facial recognition software. Musk tweeted his approval of this news only to be asked by the infamous band for financial help who say they are broke after fighting the FBI over their decision to label their fans as a gang.
I will buy tons of your merch— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 5, 2018
14. Proud of being an eccentric dude
We love that he isn't afraid to be upfront about his quirkiness.
Don’t want to blow your mind, but I’m pretty weird. It’s time the world knew.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 9, 2018
15. "His name is Gary"
It's unclear what this tweet is about. But we sure hope Gary is doing well.
His name is Gary & he’s a snail— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 18, 2018
16. Scale is important
Musk understands that it is really difficult to understand really big ideas. So to help his fans he tweeted this graphic of the Gigafactory in relation to a hamster.
Gigafactory in units of hamster pic.twitter.com/9BAchcBX73— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 30, 2016
We'd be amiss for not pointing out that Musk has also run into some trouble with his use of Twitter.
After losing it and calling a British diver who helped in the Thai cave rescue "pedo guy", Musk seems to have cooled his Twitter using it to discuss ideas relevant to his business which is beneficial to everyone, perhaps thanks to this honest tweet from Lane Roberts.
Good point— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 17, 2018