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What's on Elon Musk's viral nightstand? 2 guns, 4 caffeine-free Diet Cokes, a Buddhist Vajra

By AYIE LICSI Published Nov 29, 2022 5:52 pm

Elon Musk went viral on Twitter again after he gave his followers a glimpse of his bedside table. While most typically keep picture frames, skincare products, and candles on their nightstand, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO had a stranger array of items: guns and Diet Coke cans.

On Nov. 28, the 51-year-old billionaire shared a photo without context on Twitter. "My bedside table," he captioned on a photo of a Revolutionary war-era pistol in a box with a picture of George Washington crossing the Delaware River, four opened caffeine-free Diet Coke cans, a replica gun modeled after the Diamond Back .357 revolver from Deus Ex: Human Revolution video game, and a Buddhist Vajra.

"There is no excuse for my lack of coasters," he added about the bizarre scene. He also tweeted, "Greetings, I'm Musket, Elon Musket," about the weapons.

Early in 2022, Musk expressed support for the right to bear arms after the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

"I strongly believe that the right to bear arms is an important safeguard against potential tyranny of government. Historically, maintaining their power over the people is why those in power did not allow public ownership of guns," he told CNBC in an email, continuing to say those who wish to purchase guns should undergo "tight background checks."

It's not known if the guns are both functional, but the other one was determined by users and VICE to be a prop gun from a video game.

Musk has previously talked about his love for Deus Ex: Human Revolution, changing his Twitter Avatar to the original game's cover in 2020.

Meanwhile, the tech mogul is also well known for his love of Diet Coke. In 2007, he said he consumed eight cans of soda and coffee a day to keep himself alert throughout his busy work schedule.

Toy guns and diet soda aside, Musk also made the rounds online after he said Apple "threatened" to remove Twitter from the App Store.