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    Second widest state
    From east to west, Hawaii is the second widest state in the United States (behind Alaska), measuring 1,523 miles (2,451 km) from the island of Ni’ihau to the island of Hawai’i

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    King Kamehameha Day
    Hawaii is the only state in the United States to honor a monarch, celebrating King Kamehameha Day on June 11th since 1872. King Kamehameha I (Kamehameha the Great) is known for uniting the Hawaiian Islands in 1810.

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    House of the Sun
    Haleakalā (meaning 'House of the Sun') is the world's largest dormant volcano. It forms more than 75% of the Hawaiian Island of Maui. Its crater is 3,000 feet deep, 7.5 miles long by 2.5 miles wide

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    Melting pot

    Hawaii is the only state in United States where whites (Caucasians) are in minority. About 37% of Hawaii's population are of Asian ancestry.

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    Niihau
    Niihau, the seventh largest of the Hawaiian Islands, was purchased by Elizabeth Sinclair in 1864 from King Kamehameha V for $10,000 in gold and private ownership passed on to her descendants, the Robinson family

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    Nature's Paradise

    Molokai’s north shore is home to the world’s largest sea cliffs (more than 3,000 ft or 914 m high) and Hawaii’s longest waterfall (Kahiwa Falls – 2,165 ft or 660 m long)

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    Youngest, yet the biggest
    At less than half a million years old, Hawaii Big Island is the youngest of the Hawaiian Islands. As it is still forming, the Big island is lacking in good beaches (We need to wait for 5 million years to get beaches on the Big Island) 6 million years old Kauai is the oldest of the Hawaiian Islands. Kauai is the oldest of the main Hawaiian Islands

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    Aloha State
    Standing 13,803 ft (4,207 m) above sea level, the peak of Mauna Kea is the highest point in the state of Hawaii. Mauna Kea is a dormant volcano on the Big island of Hawaii. It is the world's biggest and tallest volcano. It is also the tallest (not highest, because most of it is under the sea) mountain on Earth. When measured from its oceanic base, its height is 33,100 ft (10,100 m) Mount Everest is world's highest (not tallest) mountain as it's peak is 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) above sea level.

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    Live long, Hawaii!
    Hawaii has the highest life expectancy in the United States. Mississippi has the lowest life expectancy in the United States. On an average, Hawaiians live about 6 years longer than Mississippians.
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    Hula
    The hula was originally a form of worship performed by highly trained men who were supposedly taught the dance by the Hawaiian god Luka

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    Maui
    The island of Maui was named after the demigod Maui, who taught Hawaiians to make fire, invented spears, and created a giant fishhook from his dead grandmother’s jawbone. According to the legend, when he fished with the hook, he brought the Hawaiian Islands up from the sea

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    Humpback Whale paradise
    The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, created in 1992, is the only sanctuary in the U.S. dedicated to a single species. Hawai‘i is also the only state where whales mate, calve and nurse their young.

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    Swim to England in 5 minutes
    At Kealakekua Bay, Big Island, is a 5,682-square-foot area that was deeded to Britain for a monument to Captain James Cook. So you can literally swim from Hawaii to England
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