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09/03/2013 05:04 pm ET

The Lava Lamp Turns 50, Has Officially Been The Dorm Accent Of Choice For Five Decades (VIDEO)

There are few constants in life: Death, taxes... and the perennial appeal of lava lamps. (At least among a certain segment of college students and/or bachelors.) The ultimate mood light has just turned 50. NPR agrees that very little else needs to be said about this momentous occasion, save for this mesmerizing video.

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