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How Many of These Hawaii Trivia Questions can you Answer?

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January 4 is National Trivia Day, which we’re celebrating with…trivia (is there another way?). Whether you were born and raised in Hawaii or just a fan of our beautiful islands, we bet you can’t answer all these Hawaii trivia questions!

Hawaii is the one of only two US states that grows…

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You guessed it! Hawaii is one of only two US states that grows coffee (the other is California). Why is Hawaii’s Kona Coffee so famously delicious? The high elevation, rich volcanic soil, cloud coverage, and ideal temperatures all play a part in growing the perfect bean.
Don’t forget to try our Spiked Affogato with Macadamia nut gelato, double pull espresso, and Amaro Montenegro, served with a shortbread cookie.

About what percentage of the world’s supply of pineapples come from Hawaii?

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About one-third of the world’s commercial supply of pineapples comes from Hawaii. While these fun fruits were thought to have originated in Paraguay or Brazil, they’re now commonly associated with Hawaii!
Try them in the Maika’i Mojito, Bird of Paradise, and Hala Kea Old Fashioned cocktails.

Hawaii is home to the only royal palace in the United States.

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It’s true, Iolani Palace, located in Honolulu, is the only real royal palace located in the US! The last Hawaiian royal to live in the palace was Queen Liliuokalani.
You, too, can feel like royalty; just try the King’s Mai Tai with Johnny Walker Red, orgeat, orange liqueur, lime, and mint.

Which mountain is the tallest on Earth?

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Yes! Measured from the sea floor, Mauna Kea is indeed the tallest mountain on Earth, totaling 33,500 feet tall – nearly a mile taller than Mount Everest!
Measure up with the Mauna Kea Martini, featuring Martin Miller’s gin, Ketel One vodka, Tanqueray gin, olive juice, and jalapeno tincture.

Upon first discovery, what did James Cook originally name the Hawaiian Islands?

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Weird but true – James Cook originally named the Hawaiian Islands in honor of one of his patrons, the Earl of Sandwich. TBH, we’re glad that one went stale.
Now you’ve got a hankering for a sandwich? Try our Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich – country bread grilled with mozzarella, tomato, basil pesto, and balsamic onions, served with spicy tomato sauce.

What is Hawaii’s nickname?

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While all these options are true, our state nickname is indeed the Aloha State! In the Hawaiian language, aloha can mean hello, goodbye, love, and a variety of other meanings when combined with other words!
We say: Aloha My Friend! The drink, that is. Try our version of a classic AMF with Ocean vodka, Fid Street gin, Koloa coconut rum, blue curacao, lilikoi, lemon, and agave.

Hawaii is home to the second largest pineapple maze in the world.

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Did you catch that trick question? This answer is FALSE – Hawaii is actually home to the LARGEST pineapple maze in the world! We’re all about that pineapple puzzle life.
Speaking of secret pathways, have you made it through ours to find the BACKBAR, Waikiki’s only modern speakeasy? Hint: make a reservation and find the password to get in!

Hawaii was the first state to ban plastic bags.

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Yes, we’re saving turtles! Hawaii was the first state in the US to ban plastic bags at grocery stores in 2015. As a state fully surrounded by water, our impact on the Earth plays a big part in our policies!
#DidYouKnow – we also do our part at SKY Waikiki. Late last year, we eliminated the use of plastic straws at our establishment and serve only paper straws on request! Mahalo for helping us save the planet one straw at a time.

On the island of Kauai, buildings cannot, by law, be taller than…

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Better be-leaf it; Kauai’s building code limits construction to four-stories high, meaning no building can be taller than a palm tree!
Chilling in the shadow of palm trees is kind of our specialty…have you tried In the Shadow of Palm Trees at the BACKBAR speakeasy? This cocktail features Tromba tequila blanco, Carpano Blanco, Ancho Verde, lime, and guava cordial.

Final question: how many correct answers are required for entry to SKY Waikiki? Trick question – none!