A lot of us are teachers or students. Post cool things you learn in here, and we will all gain random (probably useless), but still interesting knowledge. Last night at my Dante book club, I learned that pelicans were often displayed on 14th and 15th century crosses as a symbol of Christ in nature. As the story goes, mother pelicans kick their young ones out of the nest if they misbehave. Then, in order to give them nourishment, the mother pecks her breast until it bleeds, and the young ones feed on her blood. Similarly, God kicks us out of the nest when we misbehave, but we are saved by the blood of Christ.