Elon Musk Accidentally Shared His Real Phone Number With The Unwashed Masses

Some of us live in quiet contentment. Others hope to pioneer civilian spaceflight. All of us occasionally stuff up on social media.

SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk proved this point yesterday, when he inadvertently shared what appeared to be his personal, private phone number with the entirety of Twitter.

In a message for John Carmack of Facebook-owned virtual reality innovators Oculus, Musk wrote “do you have a sec to talk?” before unloading his real-deal digits. The message was nuked from orbit shortly after.

Still, readers absolutely jumped on that message, and at least one got through – well, to his voicemail. According to Bloomberg, callers were subjected to an audio clip from the 2005 Playstation 2 game God Of War.

“By the Gods you’ve done it,” successful callers heard. “Somehow you’ve found your way here to me. I offer you my congratulations and my respect.”


It’s unclear if that message was uploaded before or after the onslaught of curious callers. In any case, it speaks to Musk’s two driving personality traits: an insistence on world domination, and a solid dose of nerdery.

For what it’s worth, Carmack was also once involved in the development of rockets for space tourism, leading some to suspect Musk was reaching out to have a chat about SpaceX. A Facebook rep said Carmack intended to stay put at Oculus.

Hell, maybe Musk just wanted to play God Of War in VR.