Part of my overwhelming joy for bringing back Tara Reid's character for the "Sharknado" sequel was the hope that we would get another media interview on par with last year's whale shark rant. As some might remember, Reid appeared during 2013's "Shark Week" to share her insights on whale sharks, and their "puzzling" origins. 

"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," she said. "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?"

With "Sharknado 2" only days away from release, we're getting more insight from Reid on sharks, specifically her belief that we may actually see a real sharknado in the future. 

"You know, it actually can happen," Reid said to GQ magazine.

"Which is crazy," she added. "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."

To be fair, there's a record of animals getting picked up waterspouts and thrown over land — but it's mostly smaller critters like frogs, young fish, and worms. Likely the only real comparison to the SyFy version was an 1887 report of a farmer who found eight alligators (up to 12'' long) thrown onto his property by a waterspout. A true gatornado, but nothing like the massive sharks featured hitting New York City and Los Angeles. According to Jet Propulsion Laboratory climatologist Bill Patzert, it would take an EF-5 tornado spinning at speeds over 250 mph to create the updraft needed to suck up sharks and throw them onto land. 

"If we tried to go into how realistic it is, it wouldn't be fun," director Anthony C. Ferrante told the Daily News. "If you go into the science of it, the whole movie falls apart."

But hey, as "Sharknado" scribe Thunder Levin recently said, climate change is messing up all notions of what's possible. For all we know, Tara Reid may be a prophet in disguise, a wise sage who warned the world. And we didn't listen. We just didn't listen.

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Tara Reid believes a sharknado could really happen
Science, however, begs to differ.