Hawaii is the only U.S. state that grows coffee.
Hawaii produces about 320,000 tons of pineapple each year.
The Big Island is getting bigger (by more than 42 acres a year) thanks to Kilauea Volcano. It’s been erupting for over 30 years!
Hawaii is the only U.S. state whose land area is increasing (from volcanic eruptions).
The Hawaiian alphabet consists of only twelve letters. The five vowels are A, E, I, O, U. And the seven consonants are H, K, L, M, N, P, W.
The vowels are pronounced as follows:
A is pronounced “ah”
E is pronounced “eh”
I is pronounced “ee”
O is pronounced “oh”
U is pronounced “oo”
The people of Hawaii consume the most Spam per capita in the U.S.
Residents of Hawaii live longer than those of any other U.S. state, with a life expectancy of 81.5 years.
There are no seagulls in Hawaii. No squirells either. And snakes are outlawed. The only legal serpents are housed in zoos.
Honolulu is the second most expensive city in the United States, after Anchorage, Alaska.
From east to west, Hawaii is the widest state in the United States.
Local residents use “makai” and “mauka” to give directions. “Makai” means toward the sea. “Mauka” means toward the mountains.