Lesson About Whales" A little girl was talking to her teacher about whales. "Whales can't swallow people," the teacher said. "Even though they are large mammals, their throats are very small." "But Jonah was swallowed by a whale," the little girl replied. "That just can't be," the teacher said. "It's physically impossible." "When I get to heaven I will ask Jonah," said the little girl. The teacher looked down at her, smiled and asked, "What if Jonah went to hell?" The little girl replied, "Then you ask him."