Whale's tail smacks woman right on the ol' noggin

Mike Krumboltz
The Sideshow

"That's for being part of the species that created the "Free Willy" trilogy." -- Whale's inner monologue as it uses its tail to smack an innocent bystander across the head.

Whale watching can be a contact sport, according to a video making the viral rounds. A group of students took a trip to the Baja Peninsula on the Pacific coast to observe some whales up close. Maybe a little too close.

What happened? The video's description doesn't sugarcoat it: "Unfortunately, Chelsea got smacked in the head by a whale's tail."

Indeed she did. The uploader wrote that Chelsea was "fine" following the slap, which means you don't have to feel too bad about laughing at her mild misfortune.

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