Star Trek Science: Anatomy Of A Tribble

April 19, 2010


, the lovable Star Trek fluffballs best known for turning into Gremlins if you get them wet, aren't just made of a bunch of pubes glued together like I previously thought. No, it turns out they actually have body parts, including, and virtually limited to: sexual organs. And speaking of sexual organs: somebody call the piano repairman, I've really done it this time.

Anatomy Of A Tribble [buzzfeed]

  • ericlipps

    There seems to be something missing. How do they move around?

    As I recall from "The Trouble With Tribbles," they got into *everything* aboard the Enterprise and managed to infest the (poisoned) grain being stored for shipment to a colony planet. But they didn't seem to have legs, or any obvious equivalent--and I don't see any less-obvious one diagrammed here.

    What were they supposed to be doing, just flexing their bodies and inchworming along? How would they climb? The image of Kirk being tribble-bombed from above when he opened and overhead hatch is one of the funnier moments of that episode.

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