Elon Musk Accidentally Tweets His Private Phone Number


Tesla and SpaceX billionaire, Elon Musk, accidentally tweeted his personal phone number to his 16.7 million followers.

The entrepreneur shared the number in what was supposed to be a message to John Carmack, who is the head of technology at virtual reality firm Oculus.

Of course, the tweet has now been deleted – but not before plenty of people noticed.

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The tweet read:

Do you have a sec to talk? My cell is…

*Followed by his number*

American TV network CNBC called the number but instead of getting through to Elon, they said callers get through to a message from the video game God of War.

The message said:

By the Gods you’ve done it. Somehow you’ve found your way here to me. I offer you my congratulations and my respect.

It’s not yet known why the billionaire ‘wanted to talk’ to Carmack, who joined Oculus in 2013. Despite Facebook taking over the company, Carmack has remained there.

Pretty sure it was either an ‘accident’ (publicity stunt of some sort) or Musk has now just obviously changed his number.

Musk is an active Twitter user, regularly sharing information on his business projects or views on the flat Earth conspiracy, so a misdelivered DM seems a stretch of the imagination.

Last month, he made headlines when he made a really valid point aimed at people who believe the Earth is flat.

Musk tweeted:

Mars sky is the opposite of Earth. Blue sunrise and sunset. Red during the day.

Why is there no Flat Mars Society!?


He does make a good point. Since Mars too has been observed to be round, why is there no conspiracy theory yet saying this planet is flat too?

Of course the Flat Earth Society had a response to Musk’s comments, tweeting:

Hi Elon, thanks for the question. Unlike the Earth, Mars has been observed to be round.

We hope you have a fantastic day!

Oh, one thing though, erm, this is awkward. But the Earth has been observed to be round as well? No?

Naturally quite the debate started on Twitter – various users argued with the Flat Earth Society over whether our planet is indeed round.

Andreas Schilling made a very good point asking whether ‘does that count for the moon too?’

According to Flat Earthers of course it does:

Elon Musk also announced on Twitter last month, his company Tesla had created the largest battery ever in less than 100 days.

It was a promise he has delivered to help South Australia with its crippling energy problem.

Musk threw down the challenge to the Australian government in March after Tesla executive Lyndon Rive said the company could install the 100-300 megawatt hours of battery storage required to prevent the power shortages that have been causing blackouts in the state within a self-imposed 100-day deadline.

It is designed to backup around 30,000 homes, exactly the number that were affected by a long blackout in September 2016.

The Tesla Powerpacks have been installed and connected at Neoen’s Hornsdale windfarm, north of Adelaide, and tests were carried out to ensure regulatory requirements were met.

What a guy!