World History: February 20 1703 Mount Gay in Barbados began distilling rum and is known to be the oldest existing brand of rum in the world. 1829 Yuengling Brewery in Pennsylvania opens and is the oldest brewery still operating in the USA. 1872 The patent for a toothpick manufacturing machine granted. 1881 Kansas becamomes the […]
World History: February 10 1945 The Andrew’s Sisters song ‘Rum & Coca Cola’ hist #1 on the music charts.
World History: February 9 1922 Snow falls on the active volcano of Mauna Loa in Hawaii
World History: January 17 1893 Hawaii’s monarchy overthrown by businessmen and sugar planters and force Queen Liliuokalani to abdicate. 1929 Comic strip character Popeye the spinach loving sailor first appears. 2001 Norway lifts the ban on exports of whale meat.
World History: January 9 1980 “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)” by Rupert Holmes is #1 on the music charts. 2007 Apple Inc CEO Steve Jobs announces the iPhone
World History: January 8 1935 Elvis Presley, The King of Rock & Roll is born in Memphis, Tennessee. His favorite sandwich was known as a grilled peanut butter, bacon and banana. While his daughter Lisa Marie claims he never saw him eat one, the legend sticks.
World History: January 7 2020 Puerto Rico is hit by several earthquakes, one as high as 6.4 on the Richter scale. More than 300,000 were without power and a tsunami warning was in effect.
World History: January 1 45 BC Julian calendar takes effect 1758 The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature establishes the “starting point” for standardized species names across the animal kingdom, based on the binomial nomenclature by Carolus Linnaeus. 2020 Wildfires engulf Australia killing nearly 500 million animals.
Tiki Triangle Book —> CLICK HERE TO ORDER <— From the classic Mai Tai to the infamous Zombie, in this book you will find over 100 recipes including classic tiki cocktails, modern mixology techniques, and easy to prepare Asian and Polynesian foods. You will also discover details on how to recreate these classic drinks, complete […]
Exotica Moderne Tiki Lovers Alert! There is a new magazine out and its called Exotica Moderne. This is a modern take on vintage Polynesian Pop with many modern features and insights of how the movement is alive and well. In the first few pages they set the mood with music that is keeping the scene […]
Easter Island Easter Island is far off the coast of Chile, a South American country. The island is the southeastern most point of the Polynesian Triangle in Oceana. It is most famous for its huge statues known as Moai created by its native Rapa Nui people sometime around 1000 AD. Being one of the most remote inhabited […]
Bikini Atoll Bikini Atoll, pronounced Pikinni, meaning coconut place, is an atoll in the Marshall Islands in an area of the South Pacific Ocean between Asia, Australia and Hawaii known as Micronesia. From 1946 to 1958 during the Cold War, dozens of nuclear bombs were tested on the reef, the sea, the air and underwater. To this day some […]
Kon Tiki For anyone that wants to try to understand the Tiki and Polynesian Pop culture craze, this is required reading and/or viewing. While some might want to clearly define what Polynesian Pop is, you really can’t because its a mix of several cultures, flavors and cuisine, and this is the essence as to why. […]