What happens when you pour molten aluminum into a lava lamp

Pouring molten aluminum into things is always a fun science experiment so let’s see what happens when the hot hot gooey metal gets dropped inside a groovy lava lamp. A lot of what you expect to happen, happens: the molten aluminum initially follows the wax pattern but then eventually overwhelms the liquid and starts… »6/01/15 8:00pm6/01/15 8:00pm

Lava Lamp Shot Glasses Blink with LEDs, Turn You Into a Vampire

Missing from our weekend alcohol guide but not from Addy's bar, these $9-per-unit Lava Lamp Shot Glasses—which use multiple LED flashes to illuminate your favorite spirit until you empty them—promise never-ending enjoyment, quick drunkenness, and, according to the product shot, will turn you into a vampire. Which… »4/28/08 8:20pm4/28/08 8:20pm

Psychedelic iTube Speaker With Built-In Viagra Mode Gives You a Bigger Dock

Hokay: the iTube looks like it is the 21st-century version of the Lava Lamp. A 30-inch-tall iPod speaker with 360º speakers and special effects that react to your tunes, the iTube connects up to either an MP3 player or your stereo, and you can control the psychedelic levels of its LED lights and bubble blower via… »1/28/08 6:08am1/28/08 6:08am

Tiny Lava Light Cellphone Charm Blinks When You Have a Call

Most cellphone charms do nothing but sit there and be charming, but this one by Lava Lamp creator Mathmos actually serves a useful purpose: It blinks red (or blue, your choice) when you have a phone call coming in. Might be a good compromise between setting that phone on vibrate and possibly still irritating those… »7/16/07 1:37pm7/16/07 1:37pm