Stunning Hawaii Facts


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1. Due to their time zones, Kiribati is the first country to ring in the New Year, while Honolulu, Hawaii in the U.S. is among the last.
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2. An 11 year old boy led the Hawaiian scholar Hiram Bingham to "discover" Machu Picchu about 100 years ago.
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3. If you leave Tokyo by plane at 7 am, you will arrive in Honolulu, Hawaii at approximately 7.45 pm the previous day.
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4. 'Wiki' means 'quick' in Hawaiian.
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5. There is a type of fish that can climb up waterfalls in Hawaii.
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6. The happiest and least stressed state in the country is Hawaii.
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7. The Hawaiian alphabet only has twelve letters: a,e,i,o,u,h,k,l,m,n,p,w.
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8. The name of the official state fish of Hawaii = Humuhumunukunukuapua.
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9. A University of Hawaii study revealed that shorter men live longer lives.
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10. The name "Lilo" means "Lost" in Hawaiian.
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11. Before humans reached Hawaii, the dominant animals there were giant ducks.
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12. A flower over the left ear in Hawaii signifies a woman if no longer single.
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13. Hawaiian pizza was actually invented in Canada.

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