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Hawai'i has bats. The ōpe‘ape‘a or Hawaiian hoary bat joins the monk seal as an official land mammal of the islands. Don't worry, there's no evidence they suck blood. They do provide natural pest control since the bat consumes insects like moths, beetles, and termites.
Source: Hawaii Revised Statutes §5-12.2
Regardless of ownership, all beaches in Hawai'i are open to the general public, with few limited exceptions to accommodate the Federal government.
Source: Sea Grant University of Hawaii and Chapter 205A, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS)
During 1942 to 1944, the word "HAWAII" was overprinted on the backs of U.S. dollar bills. It was the only currency allowed to be used in Hawai‘i. In the event Japan occupied Hawai‘i and confiscated the money, the bills could be declared worthless by the US Government. When the threat of invasion waned, the Hawai‘i notes were destroyed in crematoriums and sugar mills. If you find these rare bills, hold on to them! They are worth more than their face value!
Source: Mental Floss