Did you know that former president Lyndon B. Johnson owned an amphibious car capable of driving on both land and water? That’s right, he pranked guests by intentionally driving the vehicle into a lake and claiming it was due to brake failure. Continue reading to see more cool and interesting facts you may not have known about.

Bonus Video – Amphibious Car

For propulsion in or on the water some vehicles simply make do by spinning their wheels or tracks, while others can power their way forward more effectively using (additional) screw propeller(s) or water jet(s). Most amphibians will work only as a displacement hull when in the water – only a small number of designs have the capability to raise out of the water when speed is gained, to achieve high velocity hydroplaning, skimming over the water surface like speedboats.