50 Facts About Hawaii
This time last year, I was knee-deep into a Hawaii fact finding mission. To celebrate Hawaii’s 50th anniversary as the 50th US state, I published 50 interesting facts about the Aloha State. It was a fun learning experience.
Since it’s a year later, and we could all use a refresher, I took the time to gather all 50 facts into one convenient spot. So, study these today as there will be a pop quiz tomorrow.
1: The First Commercial Flights To Hawaii
2: When the Flag with the 50th Star First Flew
3: Hawaii Time
4: Hawaii’s Population Ranks 42nd In the US
5: Hawaii’s Diverse Population
7: Is Hawaii the Smallest State?
9: The First Seeds of Hawaii’s Statehood
12: Hawaii is Home to the World’s Tallest Mountains
13: The Dance Developed in Hawaii
14: Another Name for the Hawaiian Islands
15: No Billboards in the 50th State
16: Island Nicknames
17: Hawaii is Home to the Smallest US County
18: How Big is Hawaii’s Big Island?
21: Hawaii’s Northwestern & Southeastern Islands
22: Hawaii Was First United Under King Kamehameha
23: Hawaii’s Average Water Temperature
24: Hawaii’s Endemic Happy Face Spider
25: America’s Only Royal Residence
27: Historic Pacific Cable Speeds Communication To/From Hawaii
28: How Many People Visit Hawaii Each Year?
29: Hawaii is Home to the Earth’s Wettest Spot
30: Where WW II Began & Ended in the Same Spot
31: Ka Lae is Hawaii’s & the US’s Southernmost Point
32: Hawaii’s State Capitol Building
33. The Paniolo, Hawaii’s Cowboy
34: Hawaii Daylight Hours Don’t Vary Much
35: Hawaii’s State Bird, the Nene
36: Kauai’s Historic Kilauea Point
37: World’s Tallest Sea Cliffs
38: Hawaii Really IS Far Away From It All
43: Unique Guitar Sounds Invented in Hawaii
44: Hawaii Is a Hotbed for Astronomy
45: Hawaii Is Home to the World’s Most Active Volcano
46: Hawaii Offers a Warm Welcome Year-Round
48: Hawaii Holidays
49: Hawaii’s Winter Guests – Humpback Whales
Okay, there’s not really going to be a pop quiz.
Wow — you did it! Talk about one-stop shopping for all your Hawaii trivia needs. 🙂 For the record, my favorites are #s 8, 42 and 49.
Oh, those are some good faves to have Melanie! I would have a hard time choosing my favorites, so I might as well say all 50. 🙂
how great to have all of these in one place. I will have to go back through and read them all again. I am sure I will enjoy them just as much this time as I did last. Thanks for all of your hard work Sheila!
Janet – thank you for taking the time to tell me you enjoyed reading them the first time and then again! That makes me smile!
Thanks so much for sharing. Hawaii is an incredible place with so much diversity and a rich history. Just when we think we know all there is about Hawaii, there’s another interesting fact published that keeps perking our interest even more. Thx!
Helpful site! Everything you need to know about Hawaii is right here. Found this site that gives you a pop quiz about Hawaii. Just for fun! =)