Tara Reid Asks: “How Do a Whale and a Shark Have Sex?”

Tara Reid at the "Sharknado" premiere at L.A. LIVE on August 2, 2013
Tara Reid asked, "How do a whale and shark have sex?" while recently promoting Sharknado alongside co-star Ian Ziering on Discovery's Shark After Dark. 

Tara Reid didn't spend enough time doing her homework. Appearing on Discovery's Shark After Dark with Sharknado co-star Ian Ziering on Tuesday, Aug. 6, the 37-year-old actress confused the audience — and herself — while discussing the mating habits of animals. "How do a whale and a shark have sex?" she asked.

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"Today, I was like, all right, I don't wanna, like, sound stupid when I do this show today, like. . . so I learned a little education on sharks," Reid explained to host Josh Wolf. "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 it made me think how do a whale and a shark have sex?"

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"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," the American Pie star continued, unaware of Zieling and Wolf's confused expressions. "So basically the dolphins have sex with each other but the sharks don't, so then I thought how is it such a thing?"

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With no sign of stopping — even with laughter filling the room — Reid continued to share her misinformation. "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 shark but the whale shark is kind of interesting because he's so mean – he's like a killer."

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Though she tried researching for the Syfy film, word is still out on whether or not Reid will be reprising her role as Ziering's estranged wife April in the Sharknado sequel.

"There is no script for sharknado 2 until i read it then i will make a decision but everyone that is saying i got cut that is not true#liars," Reid tweeted on July 28, denying rumors at the time that she would not be returning.

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