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This Farting Unicorn Is Causing A Big Legal Problem For Elon Musk

By Dana Levinson

Back in February of 2017, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted this since deleted photo of a mug featuring an illustration of a unicorn farting out fuel for electric cars...

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Tom Edwards was the artist who created both the illustration and the mug. 

In 2010, Edwards began selling a coffee mug from his pottery business, Wallyware, that pictured a unicorn farting into the engine of a car with the message: 

“Electric cars are good for the environment because electricity comes from magic.”

Apparently, Musk's tweet led to a boost in his mug sales around the world. 

But then, a month later, Musk tweeted out this photo that looks like Edwards' illustration.