1. Hawaii is the only U.S. state with a majority Asian American population, at 58%.
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  2. The Hawaiian alphabet has just 13 letters.
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  3. Hawaii's largest-ever earthquake occurred in 1868 and the aftershocks are still being observed.
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  4. Hawaii, Vermont, Alaska, and Maine have all banned billboards.
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  5. Nearly one tourist has died every week in Hawaii, on average, from 2012 to 2015.
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  6. From bottom to top, Mount Everest is not the world's tallest mountain. Mauna Kea in Hawaii is about 1 km (3280 feet) taller.
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  7. In 1993, the U.S. Congress and President Clinton apologized for overthrowing the Hawaiian Kingdom in 1893 and acknowledged that the U.S. annexed Hawaii unlawfully.
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  8. It is illegal to own a hamster in Hawaii .
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  9. George Washington is worshipped as a god by Japanese Shinto priests in Hawaii.
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  10. Mongooses were introduced to Hawaii in 1883 to control the invasive rat population. However, rats are nocturnal and mongooses are diurnal. Hawaii now has a problem with both.
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  11. Before the Columbian Exchange, there were no oranges in Florida, no bananas in Ecuador, no potatoes in Ireland, no coffee in Colombia, no pineapples in Hawaii, no rubber trees in Africa, no tomatoes in Italy, and no chocolate in Switzerland.
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  12. Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, the first President from that State.
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  13. There are two U.S. states where the temperature has never surpassed 100 °F: Alaska and Hawaii.
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  14. In 2014, Hawaii attempted to combat homelessness by providing one way tickets back to the mainland for any homeless person who wanted one.
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  15. Hawaiian Airlines lets you travel with a 10 lbs box of Pineapples or Papaya for free on any flight leaving Hawaii.
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  16. The most disproportionately common physical injury diagnosis in Hawaii is "arm injury."
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  17. The ukulele was not invented in Hawaii but rather in the Portuguese Island of Madeira.
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  18. Hawaiian Airlines never had a fatal accident or a hull loss throughout its 88 year history, the oldest in the U.S.
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