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Associated Press Modified: October 4, 2012 at 9:31 pm •  Published: October 4, 2012

Ha-ha: Klingons despise tribbles. And tribbles hiss when they encounter Star Trek's best-known bad guys.

Tribbles are sought-after Star Trek souvenirs nowadays. Archivist and Trekkie Keith Reynolds said he couldn't resist running around with the furball when he found it in the Ackerman collection.

"The people who had no idea what it was, they were completely grossed out. They thought it was a toupee," he said. "Or some dead animal."

He said the tribble isn't much to look at, just a tuft of fake fur.

A good tribble name should sum up "tribble-esque qualities," said his co-worker, Rachael Dreyer, organizer of the naming contest.

Entries can be emailed to ahc(at), with "Tribble Contest" and your name in the subject line. They also can be posted at the center's Facebook page,

The deadline for entries is Oct. 22.


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