UPDATE 02/26/14 17:41 PST: The original video was removed for whatever reason — probably something to do with simulacrum. Here’s another version:
Over a million people have tuned in to this hot new viral vid that just dropped on YouTube, showing a tourist on a boat taking a fluke to the face. Basically, the whale tale (researchers believe the animal’s appendage was named after the part of a girl’s thong underwear that hangs out of her jeans) comes out of the water and clocks 19-year-old Canadian Chelsea Crawford while she is on a whale watching expedition down in Mexico.
I guess you could say she’s got a whale of a tale to tell her friends and the video evidence — captured by a friend — to back it up.
Here are other interesting animal interactions: