Elon Musk is known for being brilliant, eccentric, innovative, progressive, insightful, persistent, scrappy, and irreverent.

But did you also know he's hilarious?

Here are 11 times Elon Musk has made the Twitterverse (and the rest of us) chuckle:

1. A mancave fit for an evil genius

Elon Musk is cognizant of the comparisons made between him and superheroes as well as supervillains. In 2015, after failed attempts to land a Falcon rocket, Musk took to Twitter to share what he'd do if it were a success this time:

2. Gigawhat?

When Elon Musk wanted his fans to understand the true size of the new gigafactory, he used the ever-useful hamster scale:

3. This idea is fire

In 2017, Elon Musk founded The Boring Company, a cleverly-named tunnel construction company. The move was tongue-in-cheek, but it's a real company and they sold real flamethrowers to raise money for it.

His "marketing" tweets were pretty good:

4. And the follow-up

5. Men are from Mars...

One day, Elon Musk publicly wondered why there's no counterpart to the Flat Earth Society, to which the Flat Earth Society had a charmingly polite response:

6. That time he got Juggalo with it

Fans of the band Insane Clown Posse are known as Juggalos. They paint their faces with what can only be described as extreme face paint, and it's so intense that it confounds facial recognition software.

When Elon Musk tweeted his approval of this, the band responded with a request for financial assistance. Why? Because of their altercation with the FBI over whether to classify their fanbase as a gang:

7. Back to reality

Not everyone believes SpaceX's progress is real, nor that its accomplishments have actually occurred. Elon Musk was quick to take advantage of this skeptical attitude:

8. Say cheese

Is he being serious? One never knows:

9. Late-night musings

Musk often references his use of Ambien (unclear whether it's true) and how random he can get on it. Perhaps the sleep medication was partly to blame for this non-sequitur:

10. Elon as fanboy

His enthusiasm is endearing:

11. Keep Elon weird

Elon Musk knows how strange he is. It's important to him that the rest of us get on board, too:

Published on: Sep 10, 2019
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