30 Apr 07The Difference Between iPods and Tribbles.

In a report to be published in the journal Science next month, researchers at the MIT Department of Xenobiology will reveal the results of a 3-year study to determine the differences between iPods and Tribbles.

While there are many similarities, scientists have determined one key differentiator. Crazy Apple Rumors Site has obtained a key chart from the upcoming article.

Dr. Henry Cheng of the Department said “Actually, the whole thing started as a joke, but then we got the grant money and we figured we kind of had to publish something.”

Cheng said his next research will focus on certain areas of the female anatomy.

“Totally. I mean, hey, if they’re just giving grant money away…”

33 Responses to “The Difference Between iPods and Tribbles.”

  1. Dreil says:


  2. Dreil says:

    Tribbles Hate Klingons….

    And Klingons hate Tribbles

  3. redeyebase says:

    damn 3rd.

  4. ash says:

    Klingons only hate them because they’re soft and absorbent, and don’t leave and awkward and frankly kinda gross lint.

  5. 2000guitars says:

    Hey. I attract the attention of fabulous babes. And I only have belly button lint. Honest.

  6. Ace Deuce says:

    Grant owes me $20. Why is he giving it away to others?

  7. His Steveness says:

    Top10 pony…

  8. Cavey says:

    Top ten at last!!!!!

    Where is everyone?

  9. Nxxx says:

    Too lazy to google Tribble so assume they are chocolate bidets. Am I right or wrong?

    Happy Beltane everyone.

  10. Nxxx says:

    Sorry, not appropriate to wish a Happy Beltane to those in the Southern Hemisphere.

    And eleven.

  11. Chris says:

    The trouble with tribbles is, if you feed them after midnight they turn into steve balmer clones. If these Steve Balmer clones are exposed to light, they burn up to a crisp given their white pasty complexion. Never ever get them wet, or they might install the MS version of Ubuntu on all of your computers and iPods. When they feel threatened, the scream and jump up and down like a howler monkey on a combo of speed and crack, and then pull down their pants and squirt you with their Zune’s.

    Trust me, you want nothing to do with those tribbles.

  12. buthidae says:

    Men of Science, we salute you!

  13. 尼古拉 says:

    Do Klingons hate iPods?

  14. pauldwaite says:

    > if they’re just giving grant money away

    “If”? Have you seen some of the crap that gets published? Cancer this and disease that, blah blah blah. Science, where are my flying cars and space lasers? Hover boots? Meal pills? SEXBOTS???

    Wait, I think the commercial sector has that last one covered.

  15. Doc Wolfram says:


    Where is everyone, over at the TeraPost (http://www.crazyapplerumors.com/?p=782)?

  16. Aaron Priven says:

    Not fifteen minutes before reading this I bought a tribble for my mom at the Star Trek Experience store (online, not the actual one in Las Vegas). Seriously.

    It turns out tribbles take AA batteries, which is a real advantage over the iPod’s hard-to-replace battery.

  17. Ron S. says:

    Have you see those naked rat tribbles, damm they look gross without the fur.

  18. blank says:

    North Korea hates iPods.

    And iPods hate North Korea.

    (just to continue a trend)

  19. OMGHAX says:

    Bah. Who needs Tribbles? It’s all about Furbys these days.

  20. kingthedestroyer says:

    iPods hold up better than tribbles to poisoned quatrotritikaily (how ever the hell it’s spelled)

  21. That Cranky Old Man says:

    Hey! You kids get those tribbles off my lawn!

  22. Tribbles have the obvious advantage of reproducing themselves at will. If only Apple would perfect the iPod Mating Dock, I’d wouldn’t have to buy another present for anyone ever.

  23. kingthedestroyer says:

    Never need to tell a tribble to go screw him/her self, they are born prescrewed.

  24. 尼古拉 says:

    Furbys are just Tribbles with haircuts!

  25. Walking Contradiction says:

    Bah, Tribbles would so kick the living shit out of Furbies OMGHAX, any day of the week.

    Hhmmm, I just gave myself an idea. Furball fights! Like cock fights, but cuter and more furry.

    Damn, I just gave you an idea too. PATENT PENDING!! PATENT PENDING!! PATENT PENDING!!

  26. Huh? says:

    I know for a fact that Klingons do hate iPods, as I am one. (A Klingon, that is)

    And I….

    excuse me?

    I’m not?


    Sorry. Ignore my last comment.

  27. Brave New Worlds says:

    I’m too young.

    Thank the UniversalEntity™ for wikipedia.

  28. J0n says:

    Oh! That reminds me! I finally saw that “Godzilla” remake (with Matthew Broderick, I think).

    Anyway, Godzilla had laid eggs, and baby Godzillas were hatching, and the scientists said that the babies were born pregnant, yada yada.

    I think the Tribbles should sue Godzilla for concept infringement (or would that be conception infringement?)!

  29. Brent A says:

    Who is the hot chick kissing the iPod?

    I know who the hot chick is holding the tribble.

  30. Brent A says:

    Oh.. excuse me… I meant “fabulous babe.” Someone just informed me “hot chick” is racist.

  31. 尼古拉 says:

    I hate notorious hucksters!

  32. I wonder says:

    I wonder if I can use italics?