As the most isolated population center on the entire planet, the Hawaiian Islands are incredibly unique in everything from our scenery and land formations to our culture and common quirks. And while not everyone is the same, there are a few habits most Hawaii locals share that we will defend endlessly — because backing into your parking stall is just easier, okay? Without further ado, here are 11 things people who call the Hawaiian Islands home do that might make other states tilt their head and ask, “why?”

To Hawaii locals, these things seem normal, but many outsiders struggle to make sense of the cultural differences when they visit here on vacation, or even when they move here. What are other things you have noticed that other people find extremely weird about Hawaii locals? Share your thoughts in the comments below, then click here to read “You’re Not A True Hawaii Local Unless You Understand These 19 Words.”

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Do Hawaii locals have any strange habits? 

Of course, they do — did you even read this article? In addition to those habits above, many Hawaii locals refuse to use their car horns, eat more Spam per capita than any other state, and welcome geckos into their homes with open arms. Did you know that geckos not only eat up all of those unwanted bugs that somehow make their way into your home but are considered lucky?

What are the weirdest things about Hawaii? 

While we might take offense to the word "weird" at times, there's no denying that the Aloha State is one of the most unique places in the entire country. From bizarre historic stories to the odd places you can visit, you'll love learning about what makes the Hawaiian Islands so quirky. I personally love telling everyone I meet about the odd and elusive colony of wallabies you'll find hiding in Oahu's Kalihi Valley.

Where are the weirdest places you can possibly go in Hawaii? 

It depends on what you consider weird, but the Hawaiian Islands are home to countless incredible natural destinations that will transport you to another world. From ancient lava tubes to the pit craters of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, there are plenty of otherworldly, and sometimes weird, spots to visit in Hawaii.