What is the garden of the gods? We are glad you asked. We’re gonna try and answer as best as humanly possible. It’s a breathtaking lava formation that looks like rocks dropped from the sky. Who can throw rocks from up above if not the gods?
The garden is one of the most visited places on the island of Lanai. If you wanna see this natural wonder — and trust us, you do — make sure you have a car or a bike.
The World's Tallest Mountain
Isn't that Mount Everest? You might be asking. Well, yes and no. Everest holds the record of the loftiest mountain above sea level but Hawaii is home to the actual highest mountain. The mount is a dormant volcano named Mauna Kea.
Just for comparison, Mauna Kea measures 33,500 feet, while Everest is estimated at 29,000 feet. If that isn't cool enough for you, the volcano is most likely over a million years old.
No Daylight Savings
Hawaii Standard Time is the state's special time zone. Most countries and states like to adjust their clocks twice a year, in winter and in summer, to make sure they make the best out of the day. But, in the enchanting eight isles, there is no need for that.
Unlike other areas, Hawaii's sunset and sunrise times don't change that much throughout the year so changing the clock is redundant.
Hawaii Is Still Growing!
Hawaii has many volcanos, some of which are active, which means the islands experience volcanic eruptions from time to time. But don't worry, there's a very cool side effect that comes along with that — the state's landmass keeps on growing.
The eight islands were actually all created because Hawaii is a geothermal hot spot. Lava from the latest eruption gets to sea level and then it creates more land!
Pineapples Are Not Hawaiian!
When you think of Hawaii, you think about coconuts and pineapples. Funnily enough, pineapples are not actually originally from Hawaii.
The tropical fruit pretends to be a native, but just like any other con artist, it's hiding who it truly is. The fruit is originally from South Africa, still, it fooled all of us. Maybe it's because it has found its way into Hawaiin culture, symbolizing happiness and hospitality.