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Is Tara Reid drunk, high or just really that dumb? [VIDEO]

Aspiring Mensa member and actress Tara Reid appeared on the Discovery Channel’s “Shark After Dark” Tuesday and decided to disseminate her vast knowledge of the cartilaginous fish.

What happened next was easily predictable.

Reid was asked to appear on this show after her recent role in SyFy Channel’s original movie “Sharknado.” She told the host, comedian Jeff Wolf, that she did some research before coming on the show because she didn’t want to seem stupid.

That failed.

Reid said she had never heard of whale sharks, so she had to turn to that trusty old purveyor of truth: the Internet.

“Whale sharks,” she mused. “I’m like, oh, that must mean a whale and a shark have sex. But then I think, but how does a whale and shark have sex?”

Luckily, our heroine came to an epiphany through thorough research.

“I realized that whales are mammals and sharks are animals. They have nothing to do with each other. 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 there’s a whale shark because he’s the biggest shark in the ocean, but he’s not so scary. And then you’ve got the great white — there’s like over 400 different types of sharks.”

Wolf seemed to be unable to control his dismay through the course of Reid’s monologue. It’s a pretty safe bet that she will not be consulted on any marine conservation projects in the near future.

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