Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|What is the capital of Hawaii?||Hawaii
Honolulu. Honolulu is the most densely populated area in the whole state. Quite the tourist attraction.
Hawaii. Second highest mountain in the state at 13,680 feet. Also a part of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The largest (by volume not height) volcano in the world. From its southern tip up to the summit and back down again to its Northern tip is 120 kilometers. It last erupted in 1984 when this volcano erupts it spews massive amounts of lava. In 1950 it erupted for a mere 23 days and delivered 376 million cubic meters of lava, that's about 16 million cubic meters per day. It took all of 3 hrs. to travel the 15 miles and start emptying into the Pacific Ocean. At some points the flow was moving over 20 mph.It dwarfs the current or any other eruption of Kilauea Volcano. Just not as often.
Hawaii. Highest point in the state at 13,796 feet. Home of the world's largest optical infrared telescopes at the Keck Observatory.
Hawaii. Great place to visit! Kilauea Volcano (elevation 4,190 feet) which started erupting in 1983 and hasn't stopped yet. It spews about 450,000 cubic meters of lava a day for the last 18 years.
|On which Hawaiian island would you find Honolulu? ||Hawaii State
Oahu. Population of urban Honolulu is about 370,000 people,with approximately 880,000 living on the island of O'ahu. Year around temperatures average 68 - 85 degrees F and about 23 inches of rain a year. Although rainfall can vary greatly depending upon where you are.
|On which Hawaiian island would you find Waikiki Beach?||Hawaii State
Oahu. Once again that 'Gathering Place'.
Oahu. Oahu-nicknamed 'The Gathering Place' population 872,478 not counting tourists!
|On which island would you find the Iolani Palace?||Hawaii
Oahu. The Iolani Palace is the only royal palace in the United States.
|On which island would you find Haleakala Crater?||Hawaii
Maui. The Haleakala Crater is the world's largest dormant volcano.
|Which island contains the world's highest sea cliffs?||Hawaii
Molokai. In addition to having the world's highest sea cliffs, the island also contains Hawaii's longest waterfall and the largest white sand beach in the state.
|The Kilauea volcano is found on which of Hawaii's islands?||Hawaii
The Big Island of Hawaii. Kilauea is the world's most active and largest volcano.
|Which island draws more visitors than any other to Hawaii?||Hawaii
Oahu. One-third of the state's best surfing beaches are on Oahu.
|What is the main ethnic and racial majority in Hawaii?||Hawaii
Not Given. In Hawaii, everyone is a minority. Caucasians are about 34 percent of the population, Japanese-Americans are about 32 percent of the population, and Filipino-Americans are about 16 of the population.
|Which island was the original home of the goddess Pele according to legend?||Hawaii
Niihau. Niihau is a privately owned island. Limited access to the general public is provided by helicopter. These helicopter landings are at uninhabited sites.
|On which island would you find Hulope Bay?||Hawaii
Lanai. Hulope Bay is a marine preserve and is considered by many to be one of the best diving spots in the world.
|How many letters are there in the Hawaiian alphabet?||Hawaii
12. The vowels are A, E, I, O, and U and the consonants are H, K, L, M, N, P, and W. I was also informed that -okina counts also.
|The state of Hawaii consists of how many main islands?||Hawaii
eight. They are Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe and the Big Island of Hawaii.
|A larger-than-life statue of who stands outside of the Civic Center in Honolulu?||Hawaii Fun Facts
King Kamehameha. This statue of Kamehameha the Great is actually the second one. The original sank in the Falklands on its way from Florence, where it was made. It was later salvaged and now stands at Kamehameha's birthplace at Kohala on the Big Island. Each Kamehameha Day the statue is adorned with 40-foot leis.
|What Waikiki hotel once featured an aluminum dome built by Buckminster Fuller, a 31-story tower with rainbow murals, and a private dock?||Hawaii Fun Facts
Hilton Hawaiian Village. This hotel, located at 2005 Kalia Road in Waikiki, is one of Hawaii's modern wonders. It was built in 1955 by developer Henry Kaiser and has grown steadily since.
|On Oahu, you can visit historic Kukaniloko, where royal Hawaiian women once came to do what?||Hawaii Fun Facts
Give birth. Kukaniloko is 'the place of the sacred birthstones', a half-acre plot of three-foot high stones. Apparently the stones served as delivery tables of a sort for Hawaiian women in labor. The stones surrounding the central stone were for the alii, the high chieftesses of Oahu, who acted as midwives.
|Kauai, the 'Garden Island', is said to have once been inhabited by the Menehune. What were the Menehune?||Hawaii Fun Facts
Small, dwarflike people. Legend has it that the Menehune, a race of pixielike critters, were the original inhabitants of Kauai. They are credited with building the fish pond in the village of Niumalu and the watercourse in Waimea Valley. Some Hawaiians believe these little folks still live in the wet, green forests of the Garden Isle.
|What Maui whaling town is billed as the 'jewel in the crown of Maui'?||Hawaii Fun Facts
Lahaina. Lahaina, also known as 'Hawaii's Williamsburg', was the center of the islands' whaling industry from 1840 to 1865. The whole town was made a National Historic Landmark in 1964.
The Robinson Family. Niihau, a tiny island off of Kauai, is privately owned by the Robinson family, whose ancestors purchased it from King Kamehameha IV over 100 years ago. It can only be visited by invitation from one of the owners or one of the native Hawaiians who inhabit the island.
Kamehameha Day. Kamehameha Day, celebrated each June 11, is a major festival day on the islands. It honors King Kamehameha, Hawaii's greatest king, who lived from 1738 to 1819. Festivities include outrigger canoe races, parades, and a ball at a Waikiki hotel.
Kauai. The Big Island of Hawaii is the southernmost.
1959. Hawaii is the 50th state, admitted to the Union on August 21, 1959.
|What is the name of the newest seamount to the south of the big island of Hawaii called?||All Things Hawaiian
Lo'ihi. Lo'ihi will reach the surface of the ocean in several thousands of years, but when it does, scientists either think that it will either connect to the southern coast of Hawaii or create a new island.
Hawaiian fish. The 'humu-humu-nuku-nuku-a puaa' is Hawaii's offical state fish. It a small and colorful triggerfish and was made offical in 1985.
Diamond Head. The crater's original name was Laeahi meaning 'brow of the tuna', but when British sailors passed by this extinct volcano, they saw crystals shimmer in the sun and looked as if diamonds were in the crater, hence the name Diamond Head.
Hot Spots. Hot spots are chambers of magma connected to the magma chamber under the earth's crust. When the Pacific ocean plate moves across this hot spot, the magma pushes up through the plate's surface creating a new seamount and becomes an above surface island or volcano.