Tara Reid might know what a whale shark is but she definitely doesn’t know how to explain it to an audience.
The Hollywood actress, 37, seemed to have no idea what a whale shark was until she decided to look it up on the Internet before appearing on “Shark After Dark” Tuesday night. The “Sharknado” star had the right intention with researching a few facts about sharks, but she probably should’ve have tried to explain her journey to viewers.
The bit started out with a tweet that asked Reid and Ian Ziering what kind of natural disaster, other than a tornado, would be the most deadly when combined with sharks. The “American Pie” star quickly responded tsunami and explained it made sense because the shark would still be alive in the water.
She should have stopped there, though. The blonde starlet began to go on a tangent that raised eyebrows. "Today I was like, all right, I don't want to, like, really sound stupid when I do this show today, like ... so I learned a little education on sharks,” she said on the Discovery Channel shark talk show.
It seemed fair enough for Reid to say that, but she didn’t stop there: "So I look up 'sharks' on the Internet and I see 'whale sharks,' so I'm like, that must mean that a whale and a shark have sex. And then I think, 'Well, how do a whale and a shark have sex?'"
Naturally the audience snickered, so she elaborated: "So basically the dolphins have sex with each other, but the sharks don't, so I thought, 'How is it such a thing?' But the difference is, there is a whale shark, which is the biggest shark in the ocean -- he's also scary -- and then you have the great white, who's also scary. There are over 400 kinds of sharks, but the whale shark is kind of interesting because he's not so mean."
When host Josh Wolf asked if there was a video, Reid promptly answered: “No, there is a thing called whale sharks, and then I realized whales are mammals and sharks are animals, so they have nothing to do with each other."
Take a look at her confusing video below: