Jimmy Fallon got caught lying about the so-called ‘whales’ in the New England Aquarium

Whale lies are the new white lies.

Why does it feel like whenever Jimmy Fallon comes to Boston, he leaves with a whole bunch of tales to share (some more dangerous than others)?

His latest, which he told on Thursday’s Tonight Show to Milton native Jenny Slate, was about a conversation he had in a cab after visiting the New England Aquarium. The taxi driver asked Fallon if he “saw the whales,’’ and — mind the actual size of whales — Fallon said he did. The white lie turned into a whole fabrication about how he went on a boat to see the whales, and Fallon saw the “mama whale’’ and the two baby whales.

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“I hate lying, I’m going into what snacks they served,’’ Fallon said. “I go, ‘I never saw the whales, OK?! You caught me, all right?!’’’

It happens.

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