To take off, pelicans need a running start, similar to planes. They build up speed by hopping forward few times, on land and on water.
The Wandering Albatross is the bird with largest wingspan in the world, measuring just over 8 feet. The great wingspan allows this bird to glide for hours without having to flap it's wings.
The largest bird nest in North America is built by the American Bald Eagle. Their nests can be up to 14 feet deep and 8 feet wide.
The Bee Hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae) weighs approximately 1.8 grams, less than a U.S. penny. It is the smallest bird in the world, measuring just 2.2 inches long.
The highest flying bird in the world is the Ruppell's Griffon vulture. It has been spotted flying at 37,000 feet, an altitude that only the most sophisticated jet planes can reach.
The flying car Terrafugia can convert into plane mode in less than a minute. It's expected to start selling in 2016.
The fastest plane in the world is NASA's Boeing X-43A Scramjet, flying in the record books at a speed of Mach 9.6, or 7,350 mph (11,760 km/h).