The Hawaiian alphabet is only made up of 13 letters. They only have five vowels and seven consonants. It almost won the peculiar title of the world’s shortest alphabet, but alas, The Rotokos language has only 12 letters.
You can’t win them all. Could this be the reason why Hawaiin words are always long, hard to read, and hard to pronounce? Yes, it is.
Run and Ruled by Tourists
It doesn't take a genius to figure out that The Aloha State's economy is practically ruled by those of us who go there to relax in the sun. Hawaii does have more than one thriving industry. Coffee definitely helps the state rake in some big bucks, but everyone knows that it is us, the tourist, who run the show!
Tourism makes up more than 20% of the state's economy and every year more than nine million people come to visit paradise.
Minorities Are the Majority
It sounds like a contradiction, right? But this peculiar, fun fact about Hawaii actually makes perfect sense. Basically, in most states and countries there is at least one group of people that makes up at least 50% of the population.
When it comes to Hawaii there is no one prevalent group of people living on the island, making it heavenly diverse. Only 10% of those residing in paradise are actual Native Hawaiian.
Coffee, Cocoa, and Vanilla
Ask almost any person you know what is something they enjoy and there's a great chance their answer will be directly or indirectly connected to coffee, cocoa, or vanilla. Lovers of all of the above will be thrilled to hear that Hawaii is the only state in the US that has the right soil and climate to grow all three.
The coffee industry specifically is a big moneymaker for the state, and in 2019 alone, coffee made $102.91 million for the islands.
The Riveting Wailua River
Located in the Wailua River Valley on the eastern side of Kauai, the Wailua River State Park is home to the only navigable river in Hawaii. People who visit the park can take advantage of the lovely river and engage in activities such as kayaking, river boating, and exploring the rainforest.
Within the park is an important site, the Wailua Complex. This complex is made up of a series of temples and was once the center of chiefly power on the island of Kauai.