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The lava lamp has turned 50; here's some groovy video

Far out.
Far out.
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Not much more needs to be said, man: The lava lamp "first hit stores in Britain on this day in 1963."

According to The Associated Press, the groovy light "was created by British inventor Edward Craven-Walker, who was inspired by an odd-looking liquid-filled egg timer he saw in a pub in southwest Britain."

There are many lava lamp apps out there. Videos, too. We'll post this serenely simple one. Dim the lights, sit back and enjoy if you wish.