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WORLD'S LARGEST LAVA LAMP (fingers crossed)
Tiki Chris
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
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From: London
Posted: 2003-01-15 03:14 am   Permalink

http://www.cnn.com/2003/TRAVEL/01/14/offbeat.lava.lamp.reut/index.html



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Trader Woody
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Manor, Forest of Bowland,UK
Posted: 2003-01-15 05:09 am   Permalink

Brilliant idea!
(But I hope the end result isn't built slap in the middle of the road)

Perhaps the Tiki Gardens statue could be enlarged by 20x to create business in the local area?

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Turbogod
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Posted: 2003-01-15 06:34 am   Permalink

I think it's funny that some people there are worried that Hippies may just sit there for hours.
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Tiki Chris
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Posted: 2003-01-15 11:30 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2003-01-15 06:34, Turbogod wrote:
I think it's funny that some people there are worried that Hippies may just sit there for hours.




giant lava lamp or not - one must remain ever vigilant lest hippies one day come & "just sit for hours" in your community too!


 
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Turbogod
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Posted: 2003-01-15 11:42 am   Permalink

Apparently it WILL be in the middle of the road.

It looks like those 3 hippies have been there all day!
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Tiki Chris
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Posted: 2003-01-15 11:55 am   Permalink

damn hippies!

 
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Swanky
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2003-01-16 10:18 am   Permalink

I have to wonder how possible this is. I mean, the physics of a small lamp are easy, but for the huge one to work, you have to have a whole differnt approach. The wax blobs would still be the same size, not beach ball sized. The liquid would cool the balls quickly and they would likely drop back down after floating up maybe a foot. All in all, it just is not likely to work. I want to see even a 2 foot lava lamp. I bet it would not work well either. 60 feet, no way!
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DawnTiki
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Joined: Sep 01, 2002
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From: next stop Hulaville!
Posted: 2003-01-16 11:01 am   Permalink

I ssaw one of the BIG (not quite 3 feet) ones in a store called Dapy on Universal City walk a few years ago. It worked ok, but the water was kind of murky and dirty looking. I have the 52 oz. lamp, very cool and lava-ee.




 
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Kailuageoff
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
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From: Honolulu Lounge,Lewes, DE
Posted: 2003-01-16 1:12 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2003-01-16 10:18, Swanky wrote:
I have to wonder how possible this is. I mean, the physics of a small lamp are easy, but for the huge one to work, you have to have a whole differnt approach. The wax blobs would still be the same size, not beach ball sized. The liquid would cool the balls quickly and they would likely drop back down after floating up maybe a foot. All in all, it just is not likely to work. I want to see even a 2 foot lava lamp. I bet it would not work well either. 60 feet, no way!





Somehow I can imagine Thor Heyerdahl receiving a similar lecture about balsa rafts.

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dogbytes
  

Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 2242
From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2006-01-26 8:27 pm   Permalink

Great news, all you hippies and hipsters!!

Giant Lava Lamp Approved!

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Soap Lake to spend $100,000 to install lava lamp

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SOAP LAKE -- The Soap Lake City Council has agreed to allocate $100,000 in tourism money for installation of the town's 50-foot-tall lava lamp.

The council rejected the measure last week, but Monday approved spending nearly half the $206,000 in tourism-account funds to install the 52,000-pound lamp.

"We needed to warm to the idea," said Councilman Barney Berg, who changed his vote.

The lamp was donated to Soap Lake in 2004 by Target Corp., which had used it in a display in New York City's Times Square. The dismantled novelty item has been stored in an Ephrata warehouse since its arrival from the East about a year ago.

The city donated land for the lamp last week.

Supporters of the project hope the lamp will be in place by early summer.

People used to travel to this town of about 1,275 people -- 150 miles east of Seattle and 110 miles west of Spokane -- to take mineral waters and coat themselves with healing mud.

The waters aren't the draw they once were, and lamp supporters hope it will rekindle tourism.



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dogbytes
  

Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 2242
From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2006-01-27 12:18 am   Permalink



"As of noon on Saturday January 22, 2005, the Target 50 foot Giant Lava Lamp remains attached to Times Square Building in New York City."

another article
if the pictures dont show up, look here
pretty exciting.. i'm willing to drive 100 miles east to see this!

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hewey
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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2006-01-27 06:13 am   Permalink

Cool - lava lamps!

 
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Cool Manchu
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Joined: Aug 03, 2003
Posts: 561
From: San Jose, CA
Posted: 2006-01-27 2:58 pm   Permalink

*cough* Here dude...just passin' it...*cough*

 
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