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WTH is inside those damn lava lamps? My DH said it was dish liquid. Is he right?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:23 AM on Feb. 24, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • I would break mine open and tell you, but I just spent 20 dollars to win it at gatti town.
    BIMOM21

    Answer by BIMOM21 at 2:51 AM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • No one knows :(
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:38 AM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • I think it is baby oil and water (with food dye).
    Gigi1969

    Answer by Gigi1969 at 2:39 AM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • wax
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:04 AM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • WAX! my ass!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:13 AM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • Wax is the correct answer!


    The principles of Lava Lite operation are simple. The "lava" is basically a specially compounded wax. When heated from below by a 40-watt bulb, it expands until it becomes less dense than the liquid above, causing it to rise. When it gets to the top of the globe, the wax cools and starts to sink again, and the cycle repeats. Convection currents in the liquid presumably add to the effect.


    http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/568/how-do-lava-lamps-work

    Liansmommie

    Answer by Liansmommie at 3:39 AM on Feb. 24, 2009

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