Pelicans eat other birds and then throw them up β€˜alive and half digested’ to feed their offspring youtu.be/CJmpx4l0A3Q
In 1970 only 552 brown pelican nesting attempts were made on West Anacapa Island and only one chick survived nps.gov/chis/learn/nature…
World-renowned behaviorist B.F. Skinner worked with the US military and General Mills to create β€œPigeons in a Pelican,” which involved training kamikaze pigeons to pilot a missile by pecking at it. army.mil/article/111511/i…
Teddy Roosevelt and his son killed 512+ animals on a safari, the menagerie included: 17 lions, 3 leopards, 7 cheetahs, 9 hyenas, 11 elephants, 20 rhino, 29 zebras, 27 gazelles, 9 giraffes, 4 flamingos, 8 hippopotami, 2 ostriches, 4 crocodiles, 4 pythons, 2 vultures, and a pelican. vox.com/2015/7/29/9067587…
The UK has multiple types of pedestrian crossings named after animals, including zebra, toucan, pelican, puffin, and pegasus. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ped…
Some species of Pelican will actually eat other smaller birds like pigeons. animals.howstuffworks.com…
Pelican Case will give a free case to veterans who have lost limbs to carry their prosthetics. pelican.com/us/en/about/p…
Linnaeus included in his classification of all living beings the class of Animalia Paradoxa, which are animals that are clearly made-up, such as the phoenix, the unicorn, and the pelican en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ani…
Petros, a wounded pelican adopted by the Greek island of Mykonos, warranted a court case for entrapment after he flew to another Island where locals wanted to keep him. Thanks to Petros there are now several pelicans living in Greece, though they aren't native. mykonosgreece.com/mykonos…
The Yellowstone Park bison herd (approx. 5,500) is descended from a remnant population of 23 individual bison that survived a mass slaughter in the 19th century by hiding out in the Pelican Valley of Yellowstone Park. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yel…
Actor Eddie Albert, best known as hapless gentleman farmer Oliver Wendell Douglas on TV's "Green Acres", was an avid environmentalist and was instrumental in the eventual US governmental ban of DDT (after observing the fragility of pelican egg shells during his regular morning jogs). mentalfloss.com/article/2…
Teddy Roosevelt and his son killed 512 animals on a safari in 1909. The menagerie includes: 17 lions, 29 zebras, 27 gazelles, 9 black and white monkeys, 8 hippopotami, 2 ostriches, A pelican, 4 crocodiles. vox.com/2015/7/29/9067587…
In medieval Europe, the pelican was thought to provide her own blood to her young by wounding her own breast when no other food was available. As a result, the pelican came to symbolise the Passion of Jesus and the Eucharist. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pel…
In the UK you can find not only Zebra crossings for pedestrians, but also Pelican, Puffin, Toucan, and Pegasus crossings. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ped…
A group of Pelicans is called a "squadron." abc.net.au/news/2017-03-1…
The New Orleans Pelicans of the NBA once considered the name "New Orleans Rougarou", after the man-eating Cajun cryptid. sbnation.com/nba/2012/12/…
In North America specific versions of overhead power lines are named after birds to help avoid confusion due to the numerous combinations of stranding. I.E. Pelican, Hawk, Cardinal, Finch, Falcon, Bluebird en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alu…
That, in the UK, different types of pedestrian crossings are named after birds - Pelican and Puffin crossings are for pedestrians only, Toucan crossings allow for bikes. Crossings that allow for horseback riders to also cross are called Pegasus crossings. youtube.com/watch?v=X5V45…
Pelicans have remained unchanged for nearly 34 million years en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liv…
Pelican crossings were originally called pelicon crossings, which stood for PEdestrian LIght CONtrolled crossing en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pel…
Brown pelicans stun fish by plunge-diveing for them. youtu.be/7ZJSJ4lsR3g
The state flag of Louisiana features a mother pelican wounding her breast so that her young can feast on her blood. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/F…
It is against Jewish dietary laws to eat eagle, owl, swan, pelican, vulture, stork, or their eggs. koshercertification.org.u…
Some prosecutors in Louisiana exchange informal awards for securing death penalty sentences. The "Louisiana Prick Award" features a pelican holding a hypodermic needle in its talons. americamagazine.org/issue…
Pelican products carry a lifetime warranty…void in the case of "shark bite, bear attack and children under five" pelicancasestore.com/inde…
Pelican Spiders specifically hunt other spiders... and they look as weird as their name suggests. youtube.com/watch?v=AX3YP…
The oval office set used in the 1993 Ivan Reitman political film β€œDave” was reused more than 25 times for television shows and films like The Pelican Brief, Hot Shots! Part Deux, and Absolute Power. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
Pelicans were once believed to feed blood to their young by piercing their own breast. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pel…
Pelicans in London's park catch and eat pigeons news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/60986…
Pelicans like to eat other birds. Whole. youtu.be/o-BjDE5yJi4
The US has crosswalks, but many other parts of the world have 'zebra crossings.' There are also tiger crossings, pelican crossings, puffin crossings, toucan crossings...

This is all new to me.

Zebra crossings (Regular crosswalks):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zebra_crossing

Pelican crossings (push-button crosswalks, with the signal on the other side of the road):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelican_crossing

Tiger crossings (includes cyclists):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_crossing

Toucan crossings (for cyclists, but a different style of signal):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toucan_crossing

Puffin crossings (push-button crosswalks; the walk/don't-walk light is on the same side you start from):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puffin_crossing

Oh Britain, tell us of your ways.

The NBA's Charlotte Hornets own the history and records of both the original Hornets franchise (1988-2013) and the Charlotte Bobcats (2004-2014). The former Hornets, the New Orleans Pelicans are considered an expansion team established in 2002. nba.com/hornets/charlotte…
Pelican spiders catch other spiders with really long jaws sciencenews.org/article/p…
Alcatraz island's name comes from the Spanish word for pelican. The island was named by a Spanish explorer who discovered that countless numbers of pelicans made their home there. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alc…
Pelicans once replaced the Lamb as the symbol of Christ, as it was believed mother pelicans would wound themselves in tough times to feed their young on their blood en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pel…
Pelicans and Flamingoes are native to a small part of Russia called the Volga Delta. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vol…
The new state flag of Louisiana features a pelican feeding its young with her own blood. nola.com/politics/index.s…

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