The Anatomy of a Tribble

Tribbles {wiki} appeared in a 1967 episode of Star Trek: TOS and returned in the spin-off series and movies. Romulan Whore posted this diagram of the inside of a tribble, and attributed it to the Star Fleet Reference Manual. Since there are quite a few such manuals, I don't know who the artist is. -via Buzzfeed

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Nonono! The Eighteen Century Dandies concocted the idea to stuff the poor Tribbles in their orifices, thus bringing the species extinct. Then was pick-up by heresay and turned into fiction...
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Not exactly. David Gerrold realized that it bore some resemblances to the Robert Heinlein story. He wrote Heinlein, who said, "Don't worry about it, I probably stole the idea from 'Pigs Is Pigs' by Ellis Parker Butler.
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