Hawaii Hot Facts
- Hawaii was the last of the 50 states to become part of the US and is known as the “Aloha State”.
- Hawaii doesn’t have a state-wide police department or DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles).
- Only two types of mammals are native to Hawaii: the hoary bat and the monk seal. However most plant species found in Hawaii are endemic.
- When written in the Roman alphabet, Hawaiian uses only 12 letters and the symbol ‘.
- Hawaii has its own time zone and does not observe Daylight Saving Time.
- The only royal palace on US soil is in Hawaii.
- Captain Cook, known for his voyages to Australia and New Zealand, died in Hawaii.
- Hawaii’s is the only US flag to feature the Union Jack.