10 Interesting Facts About Hawaii

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Separated from the mainland by 2,500 miles and two time zones, Hawaii is a state like no other, born of volcanic fire and inhabited by some of the most exotic and unusual plants and animals in the world. Here are some interesting facts about Hawaii.


1
Hawaii’s nickname is the “Aloha State.” Aloha is used both as “hello” and “goodbye.”

2
Hawaii is the only state that is not geographically located in North America.

3
Everyone is a minority in Hawaii - there are no racial majorities.

4
The highest sea cliffs in the world are on Moloka’i, Hawaii.

5
Hawaii has lost more species and has more endangered species than any other state in the United States.

6
Hawaii has its own time zone and does not observe Daylight Saving Time.

7
Hawaii is 2,390 miles away from the nearest continent (North America) and is considered the most isolated population center on earth.

8
The world-renowned Hawaiian macadamia nut is not native to Hawaii.

9
There are only 13 letters in the Hawaiian alphabet and every word - and syllable - ends with one of five vowels.

10
Snakes are outlawed in Hawaii. The only legal serpents are housed in zoos.