Perhaps you remember last summer in the wake of the Sharknado phenomenon when the Discovery Channel invited actress and marine biology enthusiast Tara Reid to appear on their Shark Week aftershow, Shark After Dark. If not, please allow me to refresh your memory with this blockquote:
Tara Reid: Today I was like, “I don’t wanna, like, really sound stupid when I do this show today.” So I learned a little education on sharks. So I look up sharks on the Internet and I’m, like, “WHALE SHARKS… so that must be when a whale and a shark have sex.’ Then I think “Well, how does a whale and a shark have sex?” And then I looked it up…
Host: Was there a video of it?
Tara Reid: No, but there’s a thing called whale sharks, so I thought they must, you know … And then I realized that whales are mammals and sharks are animals, so they have nothing to do with each other…
Ian Ziering: You ever see a tiger shark?
Tara Reid: [undeterred] … so, basically, the dolphins have sex with each other, but the sharks don’t, so I thought, “Then how is it such a thing?” But the difference is the whale shark is the biggest shark in the ocean, but it’s also scary, and then you have the Great White and it’s all … there’s like 400 types of sharks. But the whale shark is kinda interesting because … [mumbles]
Host: I know EXACTLY what you’re talking about.
Anyway, I bring this up again today because the sequel premieres next week, and as part of the lead-up for it GQ sat down with the actors to get some tips for how to survive an actual sharknado. They also asked Tara Reid if she thought one could really happen. Buckle in.
“You know, it actually can happen. I mean, the chances of it happening are very rare, but it can happen actually. Which is crazy. Not that it — the chances of it are, like, you know, it’s like probably ‘pigs could fly.’ Like, I don’t think pigs could fly, but actually sharks could be stuck in tornados. There could be a sharknado.”
It is goddamn criminal that no one has given Tara Reid a science show yet.