Elon Musk accidentally Tweets his personal mobile number to 16 million people

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No, we didn't get Musk on the phone.

He was apparently trying to send it to John Carmack, the chief technology officer of Facebook's Oculus virtual reality subsidiary. However, it was inadvertently sent out to his 16.7 million Twitter followers, allowing anyone to see or even try calling the number.

Musk's message got many thinking that he might want to lure Carmack away from Oculus and over to Tesla.

The tweet invited speculation that Musk, 46, may have been trying to recruit Carmack or was seeking ways for Oculus to cooperate with any of the many businesses he runs. Adding VR technology to its options isn't too much of a stretch. Representatives for Tesla and Space Exploration Technologies Corp. didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.

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That being the message isn't all that surprising given Musk has a healthy sense of humor, although a rendition of Call Me Maybe might have better option given the circumstance. It's one of the secret recordings that can be found in the game, CNBC said.

"By the Gods you've done it", the message says, which can heard here. You might, though probably not, find a friend in him.

You can hear it here, or you can dial the number 1-800-613-8840 and hear the real version yourself. "I offer you my congratulations and my respect". "My cell is [redacted]", he tweeted to John Carmack (and his own 16.7 million followers), deleting the tweet shortly thereafter.

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