From the bleak corners of communist East Germany came this odd little car. Despite being rickety and slow, it was a big seller until its homeland was suddenly quashed in 1989.
But now the smoke-belching car that zoomed from 0-62mph in a matter of 21 seconds is coming back, and this time it's electric. 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Trabant nT will be unveiled at Frankfurt's International Motor Show.
The originals, first made in 1957, sported roofs, bonnets and doors made from plastic reinforced by the sturdiest wool or cotton money can buy.
These newer, city models will have a roof-top solar panel to recharge its battery. Why is it coming back? Surprisingly, it's due to popular demand: a poll claimed that 93% of people want it back. What about the other forgotten relics of the car world?
Tools designed to ensure computer code in smart cars does not crash has been inspired by hungry penguins.
The rounded sleeping capsules send guests drifting into ocean before arriving on desert island by morning.
Sitting on the saddle activates the part of the brain responsible for learning, a study has claimed.
Scientists are appealing for more people to donate their brains for research after they die.
Life on Earth may have arrived from Mars on an asteroid, scientists have claimed.
Lunar mission scheduled at the end of 2017 could find out if beer can be brewed on the moon.
A bottle used to teach children how far litter can travel ended up on Scottish beach after 8,700-mile journey.
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