Friday, February 27, 2009

Get To The Bottom Of This Debate

Yes, Acoustics Can Be Fun

An acoustics expert is conducting science's silliest experiment - to find the world’s funniest whoopee cushion. Professor Trevor Cox has set up a website where visitors hear six trumpeting noises and are asked to grade them. When he's not designing concert halls, he likes to spend his time studying the funnier side to sound.

FOOTNOTE: Don’t tell Whoopi Goldberg.

14 comments:

TheWritersPorch said...

David...you never cease to amaze me at the things you come up with.
Testing Whoopie Cushions! LOL
Just when you think you've heard it all, here comes David!

Debbie said...

I agree. Where do you find these little gems? Although my kids would be impressed with this one.

skywind said...

For some people, the noise is also very interesting music. Hehe ...: D

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E said...

Fascinating!

Artist Unplugged said...

Oh great, there will probably be millions of dollars put in the next stimulus package here for more of those studies....please don't let them hear about it here!!!!

Janet said...

I have no words. Just laughter.

Mojo said...

I wonder what the scientific criteria for "funny" is.

The Things We Carried said...

No way... Someone is getting paid for this.

Moannie said...

Sorry, but the noise is funny, no need for a study. And it is funny in the 'whoopee cushion' context because the joke is on someone else. We are cruel we humans.

Your latest post is not coming up for me:

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I bought my nephew a whoopie cushion at christmas time last year and it was the hit of the party. Of course being 5 he had no idea what it was.

Natalie said...

You are an absolute classic! Lol!

Are you sure you only spend an hour on your blog???

You are a genius,David - a really funny one at that. :D

Gail said...

Whoopie cushions - bathroom humour at its best! One of the funniest videos I've seen was of a televangelist whose video-taped sermon was edited to include fart sounds and then posted to youtube. I laughed until the tears rolled down my face! It still brings a chuckle whenever I think of it.

74WIXYgrad said...

Now if Whoopi Goldberg married Peter Cushing she would be Whoopi Cushing.

Baino said...

I hope he didn't get a Goverment Grant to do it!