The actress appeared with her "Sharknado" costar Ian Ziering on "Shark After Dark," the late night talk show airing on Discovery this week after the prime-time "Shark Week" content and proceeded to talk herself in circles about the mating habits of sea creatures.
"Today, I was like, all right, I don't wanna, like, really sound stupid when I do this show today, like... so I learned a little education on sharks," Reid told host Josh Wolf.
That sounds like a reasonable idea, but it seems like she might have been better off before Google, considering what she said next:
"So I look up sharks on the Internet and I see whale sharks so I'm like that must mean a whale and a shark have sex. And I think: How does a whale and a shark have sex?"
"Because there's a thing called whale sharks. So they must, you know? And then I realized that whales are mammals and sharks are animals. They have nothing to do with each other."
Wolf interrupted Reid to ask if she'd ever seen a tiger shark, but his joke -- and incredulous tone -- went right over her head.
"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 is a whale shark which is the biggest shark in the ocean, but he's not so scary and then you got the great white -- there's like over 400 kinds of sharks but the whale shark is kind of interesting because he's not so mean -- he's not a killer."