My lava lamp changed colors!

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  1. Emt

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    I've had my lava lamp since I was a kid. I got it for Christmas one year. It's been sitting on my night stand for about 6-8 years with no use. It's one of the larger ones with the stainless stand and the holes poked in the steel.

    It USED to have BLUE bubbles of wax that would float around....now they are a DARK PURPLE!!!!

    What the hell? Has this happened to anyone else?

    Thanks!

    -Emt
     
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    Did you shake it?
     
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    Did you leave it in the sun?
     
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    Well neither would matter.

    The wax in ALL lava lamps is white, it's the oil around the wax that is colored. So what would make the color of a controlled environment like a sealed glass container change?

    Thanks!

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    the sun would... my dad brought home an hourglass from mexico where the hourglass itself is inside a tube of liquid. when you flip it it takes 1 minuute for ethe hourglass to float to the top and 15 for the sand to run out...

    but we've had it for a few years now...originally it was a pretty blue color...then it turned purple, now its kinda pale green