America’s Strangest People: Baltimore #17

(Travel + Leisure, 12/2011)

Photo by Tom Warner

Voters were a little put off by these Marylandians, who came in next-to-last place for looks and last place for making one feel safe. To explore the city’s goofier side, come to the Hampden area in summer for HonFest (as in “Hon,” a heavily accented term of endearment), where participants tease their hair into beehives and celebrate the local dialect, “ Bawlmerese.”

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