Lava lamps: 50 years old and still groovy

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In this Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, lava lamps are photographed in a shop in London. The lava lamp, an iconic piece of British design and social trends, is celebrating its fiftieth birthday. Since its launch in 1963, Mathmos lava lamps have been in continuous production at their factory in Poole, Dorset. The company founder and eccentric inventor Edward Craven-Walker originally developed the lava lamp from an egg timer design he saw in a Dorset pub. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)