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Cardboard Neon Genesis Evangelion That Actually Transforms

The days of making simple papercraft figures are over, thanks to this Neon Genesis Evangelion themed cardboard figure that actually transforms. It looks a bit rough around the edges, but once you see it transform from robot to vehicle and back again you’ll never think of papercraft the same way again! Link  –via Obvious Wnner

Miami Vice

(vimeo link) Cosmic neon animation illustrates the music video for the song “Miami Vice” by Fancy Mike. If you remember the ’80s TV cop series Miami Vice at all, you probably remember it in neon colors. Video by Alexandre Louvenaz. -via Andrew Sulllivan

Neon Ghostbusters Sign

This neon sign recreating the Ghostbusters movie poster is in the window at the Mexican restaurant Touche Hombre in Melbourne, Australia. Read a review of the quirky eatery at My Food Trail. Link -via Mr. Whaite

Light Left On For 77 Years Racked Up $17,000 Electricity Bill

This is what happens when someone forgot to turn off the light: A long-forgotten neon lamp that was switched on during the Great Depression and left burning for about 77 years has been discovered hidden [...]

Neon Pegasus

Feeling down today, Bronies? This one is for you: Neon Pegasus by Parry Gripp (previously on Neatorama), who said "No matter how insane or ridiculous, you must follow your dreams …" Spread your wings Neon [...]

Woman Legally Changes Her Name to 161-Word Version

To promote a charity, the woman formally known as Dawn McManus legally changed her name to this phrase: Red Wacky League Antlez Broke the Stereo Neon Tide Bring Back Honesty Coalition Feedback Hand of Aces Keep Going Captain Let’s Pretend Lost State of Dance Paper Taxis Lunar Road Up Down Strange All and I Neon Sheep [...]

Project Neon

Architect Kirsten Hively documents neon signs in New York City. She photographs the city’s best working signs and tells us a little about the establishments behind the neon. She explains why she haunts the dark streets of New York searching out iconic glowing tubes: I have been told that New York’s neon is unexceptional in comparison [...]

Neon CRAP Sign in Idaho Neighborhood

A new glowing neon sign appeared in Nampa, Idaho around Christmas. It wasn’t a holiday decoration. Large red letters spell out the word CRAP. Ryan Gravette remembers the day the sign came to town. “We actually had some friends over,” Gravette said. “They went out and said: ‘Do you realize that there’s a sign that says crap [...]

The Late Movies: 10 Arcade Fire Videos

Arcade Fire may be the official favorite band of mental_floss bloggers, with Ransom and I continuing to blab about this one time we saw them in the desert, and how awesome it was. Tonight I collect some official music videos and notable live performances for your enjoyment. If you have the chance to see them [...]

What Happens inside a Microwave?

(Video Link) Marc Kossover attached neon light bulbs to a sheet of acrylic and put it inside a microwave. As the oven operated and microwaves flowed across the panel, the lights lit up. Link via CrunchGear