Before dot-matrix displays took over the known world, Nixie tubes — glass lightbulbs containing light-up tubes for the digits 0-9 — were the best way of displaying changing numbers. One designer had the bright idea of taking the Nixie tube technology (and bulbs), and building a surprisingly beautiful analog clock.
In the 1950s folks didn't have snazzy LCD displays, but they did have cold cathode neon readout tubes. Let's take a look inside one of the more popular brands of these tubes—the NIXIE—and marvel over its clever design
The methods of caffeine ingestion range from typical (coffee) to X-TREEM (energy drinks) to sort of hardcore (5-Hour Energy), but none have been outwardly juvenile—until now.