http://www.somethingawful.com/d/news/neon-origins.php
The article explains how the first neon colors came about. To some it up Dr. Busenitz injected silver nitrate into living human bodies and as the liquid flowed through the body, painfully killing the person, a glowing Blue appeared. Originally the Doctor was looking for a cure for hiccups but continued his work to find the Perfect Neon Blue. Eventually his great grandson found a way to get the same color from opossums ending the need for living human bodies and contributing to the mass production of the Electric blue we know today.

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