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Lava Lamp Facts


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Infographic detailing 10 fun facts about Lava Lamps and their history.

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Lava Lamp Facts

  1. 1. Fun Factsabout Lava ® Lamps Fun Factsabout Lava ® Lamps Lava® lamps hit the market in the 1960s. Even today, they’re associated with that period’s groovy style. 1 Innovative twists from the 1960s origins 3 When they first entered the marketplace, today’s Lava® lamps were known as Astra Globes — and later as Lava Lites. Astra Globe or Lava® lamp? 4 Wondering what makes the lava flow up through a Lava® lamp? Look closely and you’ll see they use an incandescent bulb. They use an incandescent bulb 5 While the first Lava® lamp designs featured a gold base filled with white or red, and yellow or blue lava, today, there are more than 150 color combinations available. They come in various colors 6 A Lava® lamp featuring a “chalkboard” base and cap lets you draw pictures and write notes — then erase them and start over as your artsy side takes over. The chance to customize can be a real draw 8 While typical Lava® lamps are small enough to sit on a table, the largest ever made was 4 feet tall and held 10 gallons of lava formula. The largest Lava® lamp in the world 9 While it’s easy today to find Lava® lamps for under $20, the most expensive one ever sold had a hefty price tag of $15,000! The most expensive Lava® lamp ever sold 10 Lava® lamps are enough of a standout in American history for there to be one on display at the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum and research complex. A part of history 7 The first time a Lava® lamp appeared on TV was in the 1960s, in the “Doctor Who” television series. First appeared on TV in “Doctor Who” British motor engineer Donald Dunnet got a patent on his Lava® lamp in 1950, although Veteran World War II pilot Edward Craven Walker is said to have had a similar idea in 1948. Walker improved upon that invention a decade later. When he perfected it in 1963, Lava® lamps entered mass production and grew in popularity through the 1980s and ’90s. 2 Entered mass production in 1963