Must Reads The Lava Lamp Has Turned 50; Here's Some Groovy Video Facebook Twitter Google+ Email September 3, 20139:29 AM ET Mark Memmott Twitter FuntimeVideoChannel YouTube 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. Hey man, do you own a lava map -- or did you ever own one? Enlarge this image Far out. Superfloop/Flickr hide caption toggle caption Superfloop/Flickr Far out. Superfloop/Flickr lava lamps must-see videos Facebook Twitter Google+ Email McCain Says Right Strikes Can Hurt Assad's CapabilitiesSeptember 3, 2013 Syria Resolution Will Hit Mark, Obama PredictsSeptember 3, 2013 We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.