"3x010 - Lava lamp"
Season 3, Experiment No. 54
Upload date: March 2, 2008
Experiment Details
Microwave Used: Sandra
Experiment time: 20:00
Experiment Outcome: Bad Idea
Host(s): Jory Caron
Camera Guys(s): Jonathan Paula
Editors: Jonathan Paula
Additional Commentary: Ryan Lewis (sidekick)
Episode Guide
Previous Episode: #53: Air freshener
Next Episode: #55: Disposable camera




  • This is the first experiment where Jon and Jory acknowledge that they're testing out something that happened on Mythbusters. Jon also puts a "do not try this at home" advisory notice at the beginning of the episode.
  • Jory tapes Sandra shut, in case the lava lamp would blow the door open.
  • Jory had to give Sandra a "love tap", in order for her to turn on.
  • This is the first time Jory ever turns away during an explosion/fire/etc. It quickly becomes a trend.
  • The lava lamp didn't actually explode. The cap on the top just popped off.
  • Sandra remains the most colorful microwave. The only other girl that came close was Sarah with the food coloring, but that was only one experiment. Sandra had a multitude of brightly colored experiments.
  • It's acceptable to microwave a lava lamp, but only if it's under 3 minutes.
  • This episode consistently has the most views of all of the microwave episodes, and it was the first episode to have more than 1 million views.


  • Jory: As always, the Sharp carousel microwave. It's basically the reason I live. I just want to give it gifts, like a lava lamp.
  • Jory: I'm not sure what I just put my finger in on the bottom, but it's wet...

Jon: Oh-ho! Probably the snow globe, Furby, I don't know- Magic 8 Ball. Maybe the air freshener, maybe the pen... There's a whole number of things it could have been! Congratulations! You're now contaminated!

  • Jory: It's like Russian Roulette!
  • Jory: This definitely is the most colorful season!