Croatian company MG Vrbanus is more used to making gates and fencing but decided to make a wrought-iron VW Beetle to promote their work. The project took four months and 3000 man hours to complete with details including exterior 24-carat gold leaf and hand-stitched leather interior. Fashioned from a white 1970 Type 1, the car was completely stripped down to the bare mechanics before the ornate body was applied.
Aerogel. Despite its incredibly low density, aerogel is one of the most powerful materials on the planet. It can support thousands of times its own weight, block out intense heat, cold and sound – yet it is 1,000 times less dense than glass, nearly as transparent and is composed of %99.8 air.