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Lava Lamp Turns 50

The lava lamp, which was invented by British accountant Edward Craven-Walker, first went on sale 50 years ago this week under the name Astro Lamp, becoming widely popular throughout the 1960s and 1970s. What do you think?

  • “I’ll probably throw my lamp a little party, nothing too major.”

    Anita Flynn Software Designer
  • “Today’s lamp-makers have completely lost the desire to entertain.”

    Earl Durocher Geriatrician
  • “I was never part of that cool crowd, so I just called mine a Craven-Walker lamp.”

    Patricio Quintal Septic Tank Servicer

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