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Underwater volcano

Lōʻihi is an active underwater volcano located on the southeastern coast of Hawaiʻi Island. The summit of this mountain is below sea level. It is the youngest volcano of the Hawaiian-Emperor Ridge. Lōʻihi is the only one of Hawaii's volcanoes that is at such an early stage of development that it has not yet risen above ocean level. It is estimated that Lōʻihi's peak will pierce the surface of the Pacific Ocean in 10,000 to 100,000 years. 1)

Hawaiian volcano goddess

Pele is a Hawaiian volcano goddess, daughter of the goddess Haumea and the god Kāne Milohai. According to one Hawaiian legend, the goddess came to Hawaii from Tahiti in a pirogue. She sailed around the islands looking for a place to settle - she chose the Kīlauea volcano. According to Hawaiians, she resides in the crater Halemaʻumaʻu. 2)


The Hawaiian barnacle, Hawaiian goose or ne-ne (Branta sandvicensis) is an endemic species of bird in the duck family, found only in the Hawaiian archipelago. It is also the official bird of the state of Hawaii. The Hawaiian name nēnē comes from the distinctive sound these birds make. It is considered the rarest goose in the world. There are approximately 2,500 individuals currently living. 3)


Kīlauea is one of Hawaii's famous shield volcanoes. They are characterized by being low and very wide (up to 40 km wide). During eruptions, alkaline, basaltic lava of low viscosity slowly flows out of them. The last eruption of Kīlauea began on January 3, 1983, and continues to this day. 4)

No straight borderline

Hawaii is the only state in the United States that is not geographically located in North America, is completely surrounded by water, is an archipelago, has a royal palace, and has no straight line in its border. 5)


Quite often we find ourselves saying “we don't talk about it, it's a taboo subject”. The word “taboo” comes from Polynesian languages (“kapu” in Hawaii, “tabu” in Fiji“, or “tapu” in Tonga”). The word means something forbidden on a cultural level. 6)

Hula dance

The traditional Hula dance originated in Hawaii. Men and women dance to the beat of music called mele. 7)

Famous Hawaiians

U.S. President Barack Obama, actress and singer Nicole Kidman, singer Bruno Mars, and former member of The Pussycat Dolls Nicole Scherzinger were all born in Hawaii. 8)

100 degrees Fahrenheit

In Hawaii, the temperature has never exceeded 100 degrees Fahrenheit. 9)

Photographer Diana Kim

Diana Kim is a Hawaiian-born photographer who used to portray the lives of homeless people through photographs. After 10 years, she came across a homeless man who was her father. 10)

Honolulu ban

By law, sitting and lying in public is prohibited in Honolulu. 11)

Hawaiian pizza not from Hawaii

Hawaiian pizza originated in Hawaii? Wrong, it was created by a Canadian native of Ottawa. 12)

Hawaiian alphabet

The alphabet of the Hawaiian language consists of only 12 characters. 13)


Around one-third of the world's pineapple supply comes from Hawaii. 14)

Own time zone

Hawaii has its own time zone. 15)

No billboards

Aloha state is one of four places where billboards are banned. (The others are Alaska, Maine, and Vermont). 16)

Niihau island

Niihau, the seventh-largest island in Hawaii, is home to just 130 residents, with no cars or paved roads. 17)

hawaii.txt · Last modified: 2022/03/23 02:57 by aga