Friday, 11 April 2008

Did You Know...

...the lava lamp was invented by Soviet scientists during the Cold War. The hypnotic effect created by the melted wax was meant to lull the capitalist west into a continuous daze, cripple western economies with reduced productivity, boost sales of Cuban-grown marijuana and spread disease through thousands of unwashed hippies.

(LWOT's "Did You Know" began to appear on the back page of the magazine in 1966. Originally intended as a forum for social commentary in which popular untruths were corrected, it has become one of LWOT's trademark features, spawning a wide variety of memorabilia, from T-shirts to a children's board game. We will be running some of LWOT's most popular "Did You Know" items here on the blog, so stay tuned).

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