About Sounds Funny

Professor Trevor Cox, University of Salford

Sounds Funny was created by Professor Trevor Cox to raise money for Red Nose Day 2009.

Trevor Cox is Professor of Whoopee Cushion Acoustics at the University of Salford and is best known for his work concerning the dynamics of rubber devices. He pioneered the concept of optimised whoopee cushions to improve sound quality, leading to his designs being used around the World. He has authored numerous scientific papers on the subject, including “A new paradigm for achieving realistic flatulent sounds”, which appeared in Nature in 2007.

In 2006, Professor Cox presented two shows to 4500 kids at the Royal Albert Hall entitled ‘Beautiful Music Horrible Sounds’ for the Royal Institution/RAH and created the world’s biggest whoopee cushion to help kids understand the science of sound. Since then the World Record has been broken by someone else, but Trevor is not bitter about this, not at all.