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Adult brown pelicans make at least four feeding trips every day.  Their killing zone is close to shore.  It hits the sea with such force that fish are stunned six feet below the surface.  To survive the high-speed crash, the pelican has air-sacs under its skin: built in bubble-wrap to absorb the shock.  High diving helps pelicans catch fish beyond the reach of birds on the surface.

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These animals are adrenaline junkies, taking risks that even the most adventurous human would consider insane. Nat Geo WILD counts down the top 10 daredevils of the animal kingdom.