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Crazy Hawaii Laws

Updated on February 10, 2017
Beautiful beach in Maui
Beautiful beach in Maui | Source

Crazy Laws

1. In Hawaii it is illegal to get a tattoo behind your ear or on your eyelid unless in the presence of a registered physician.

2. All residents may be fined as a result of not owning a boat.

3. Billboards are outlawed.

4. It's illegal for a shooting gallery to offer liquor as a prize.

5. Coins are not allowed to be placed in one's ear.

6. It used to be the law in Hawaii that children had to obey all "lawful and moral" commands of their parents.

7. In Honolulu it is unlawful to annoy any bird within the limits of any public park.

8. It is illegal to appear in public wearing only swimming trunks.

9. It is illegal to own a mongoose without a permit.

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Interesting facts about Hawaii

I found these interesting facts in Wikipedia and had to share them.

Hawaii is the only U.S. state that:

* is not geographically located in North America

* The Hawaiian alphabet consists of only twelve letters. The five vowels are A,E, I, O,U. And the seven consonants are H,K,L,M,N,P,W.

* The state of Hawaii is the most remote place on earth.

* grows coffee

* Hawaii is the only U.S. state whose land area is increasing (from volcanic eruptions).

* is completely surrounded by water

* is entirely an archipelago. Archipelago - a chain or cluster of islands that are formed tectonically. Tectonically - forces or movements that have operated in a region to create a particular structure.

* has a royal palace

* Hawaii produces about 320,000 tons of pineapple each year.

* does not have a straight line in it's state boundary

* Hawaii has the highest life expectancy in the United States.

Lava Lake in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Lava Lake in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park | Source

6 things to do on your first trip to Hawaii

Hawaii's Official Tourism site has some wonderful suggestions on what to do on your first trip to Hawaii. I thought I would pass them along to you.

1. Visit Kauai's Napali Coast. While there you can take guided hikes, boat rides, air tours and take beautiful pictures.

2. Visit the USS Arizona and Missouri memorial in Oahy's Pearl Harbor. The tours are wonderful and the gift shops are unbeatable.

3. Take a mule ride down to the Kalaupapa Peninsula on Molokai.

4. Drive along the Munro Trail in Lanai. You will see incredible views as you hike, bike or ride off-road. And the photos you will be able to take will be incredible.

5. Take the long, winding scenic drive down the road to Hana on Maui. While you are taking in the scene you can take beautiful panoramic pictures. When you arrive you can swim, snorkel, and sunbathe at the Hana beach.

6. Visit the an active volcano at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. There are three active volcanoes in Hawaii and they are Hawaii's number one visitor attraction. Give one a visit it will be an experience you will never forget.


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    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      9 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Mrs. J. B., I like the no billboard law myself. They have their advertising uses but they sure can be an eyesore.

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      Mrs. J. B. 

      9 years ago from Southern California

      I wish Billboards were outlawed here in Southern Cali. No coins in the ear HUH... LOL.... Great hub as usual...

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      Susan Hazelton 

      9 years ago from Sunny Florida

      elayne001, I know what you mean. I'm not sure if it actually gets more people to come in and vote or if it discourages them from doing so.

      How interesting that people would stick coins in their ears for any reason.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      9 years ago from Sunny Florida

      MosLadder. I think most people ivisiting or living in Hawaii have broken that law. It's a good thing they down't enforce. it. :)

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      9 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      I am glad billboards are outlawed here - I wish it also went for those dumb signs they bring out every election and then they stand and wave at you and want you to wave back or toot your horn to show you will vote for their candidate. I am surprised more people aren't killed on the road during that time. As for coins in the ear, in Tonga many people do put their quarters in their ears since for many they fit perfectly in there - yuck! Thanks for an entertaining hub.

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      Chris Montgomery 

      9 years ago from Irvine, CA

      Nice, concise hub. Never knew about that swim trunk law, I've definitely broken that one!

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      9 years ago from Sunny Florida

      prairieprincess, I wondered why they felt they had to make the tatoo on the eyelid law. Can't say it's anything I would ever even think about doing.

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      Sharilee Swaity 

      9 years ago from Canada

      KoffeeKlatch, I loved this! A tatoo on your eyelid? Yikes, that could give me nightmares! And love your comment about annoying the birds elsewhere! Very enjoyable hub. Thank you!

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      9 years ago from Sunny Florida

      toknowinfo, I just happened to run across some of them when I was researching something else. I found them funny and decided to find out more about some of the crazy laws out there.

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      9 years ago

      Very enjoyable hub. As I was reading this, I couldn't help but wonder what inspired you to find out about these crazy laws. I hope you didn't get caught putting a coin in your ear. Thanks for a really fun read.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      9 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Thank you Peggy W. I am so glad you enjoyed it. It is beautiful there. You would love some of the off-the-beaten-path spots.

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      Peggy Woods 

      9 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I had to laugh at these whether they are enforced or not...especially your comments following them. My husband and I have only seen the big island of Hawaii so have missed many of the other scenic spots. But we saw it end to end including a helicopter ride to a submarine ride and things in between. Loved it! Thanks for this informative and funny hub. Rating it so!

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      9 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Tay, I think they are loosely based on laws that used to be, in some cases. Thanks

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      9 years ago

      ummmmm a few of these "laws" fake. I am born and raised on O'ahu. enjoyed reading them anyways.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      9 years ago from Sunny Florida

      So do I gollygirl. It's a beautiful place to visit.

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      9 years ago

      I love hawaii

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      Susan Hazelton 

      9 years ago from Sunny Florida

      stephanie, it's like anything else that was put in motion years ago. At one time it was supposed to be true. However, who knows now. Supposedely the law is still on the books but no one enforces it. Why would they? It's a silly law. Thanks for stopping in and thatks for the comment.

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      9 years ago

      my friend has a tattoo behind her ear (we live in hawaii) and she got in the other day so that's definitely not true

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      9 years ago from Sunny Florida

      How funny you are Pamela. There are some pretty strange laws out there. Unfortunately you're right some of the serious ones aren't followed and should be. Thanks for sharing the pedestrian story. I loved it. Thnak you so much for stopping in and thanks for the comment.

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      Pamela Dapples 

      9 years ago from Just Arizona Now

      I enjoyed this hub very much. Too funny. Yes, there are some funny laws here and there are also some serious ones that are not followed. For instance, if you're walking across the pedestrian crosswalk, consider yourself a moving target. I've almost been run down several times. Many of the local people here don't think pedestrians have a right to be there. In fact, it's one of the questions on the driver's exam -- which you have to take even if you have a driver's license from another state. The question is multiple choice and asks what you should do if there's a pedestrian in the crosswalk. One of the answers is 'Run him down. He has no right to be there.' Some people choose that answer. lol

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      10 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I'm so glad you like it. Keep on reading. Thanks

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      10 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      I just don't know why I love crazy laws and hubs like this - but I do. So I thank you. It's important to know about mongoose ownership and required permits and whatnot.


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