LOOK AT A globe and try to pinpoint the most isolated place on the planet.
There, standing by itself with nothing in sight, like me at my 8th grade dance, you’ll find Hawaii.
Did you ever wonder how in the name of Beyoncé it was originally discovered, being hopelessly situated thousands of miles from any other land?
Ancient Polynesians pulled off this miraculous feat of exploration somewhere around 1100 A.D., long before the GPS and ocean vessels existed.1
It was the golden plover that first tipped them off.
The Polynesians, who inhabited the Marquesas Islands in the South Pacific, noticed that the ...