The story of Jonah and the whale is often trotted out as a prime example of one of the most absurd stories in the entire Bible. Atheists in particular, when looking to point out the absurdity of believing events in the Bible to have really happened, are likely to pull out this story.
We all know the story of Jonah and the whale.
We all know that story, because that's Disney's Pinocchio.
That is not the story of Jonah and the whale.