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The flying car Terrafugia can convert into plane mode in less than a minute. It's expected to start selling in 2016.
Lamborghini started out as a tractor builder. When the owner bought a Ferrari and kept having problems with it, Enzo Ferrari dismissed his complaints in a rude manner. It was at that point Lamborghini decided to make the perfect car. Ferrari never spoke with him again.
The "Solar Challenger" is a solar powered plane that was built in 1980 with the ability to fly using only the energy provided by sun. It's longest flight was 160 miles (260km), completed without the use of any batteries.
In 1979 two couples with their children escaped East Germany in a home made hot air balloon. The balloon climbed to 6000 feet and landed in West Germany. It was their second attempt, their first landed 200 yards short of the border.