I am taking Industrial Design and was talking to one of the teachers at my school and he had told me that the reason the beetle was shaped the way it was, was so they could paint them simply by dipping them. Now is this true or is this instructor just trying to sound like a hot shot.

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I recall hearing on the History Channel's show about the VW bug during the design process Hitler said it should resemble a beetle. Something to do with using nature as a template and the beetle was the best shape according to Hitler. That's what I remember anyway.

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