Lava Lamp inventor: a World War II veteran turned ardent nudist

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Edward Craven Walker, a Royal Air Force pilot in World War II turned nudist filmmaker, came up with the idea for his iconic Lava Lamp while “drunkenly transfixed by a strange gadget at a pub.”

On a presumably rainy day in the mid-1950s, Craven Walker paid a visit to Queen’s Head, a small pub southwest of London.

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