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Old 05-26-2015, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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Baltimore.
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Old 05-26-2015, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Somerville, MA
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Arcata, CA---voted itself a "nuclear-free zone" and a "sister city" of Camoapa, Nicaragua. What???
Over 17 Million Americans live in one of the nearly 200 communities that have voted themselves "nuclear free zones." Those cities include New York City, Chicago, and Oakland. I don't think that's weird.

Sister Cities are very casual relationships between cities that can stem from some shared cultural heritage, a similar export or economy, or similar size and setting. It's not too weird for a city to have a seemingly random sister city. For example, Montevallo,Alabama is sister cities with Echizen, Japan. Look at this list of sister cities. Many will make you go "why?" It's just not that weird.

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Plus, it's the capital of the cannabis-growing "Emerald Triangle."
I don't know Arcata. I've never been. I do know that much of the culture of Humboldt County is cannabis centric. That may be a big influence on the culture of Arcata. In fact, I'm sure it is and that is unique. However, the nuclear free zone and sister city don't really strike me as weird at all. Most visitors aren't going to show up in Arcata and be like, "Wow, you can really feel the nuclear free zone vibe! And many, this place just has sister-city agreement with Camoapa written all over it!" Those things probably negligibly impact the culture and feel of the area.
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Old 05-26-2015, 12:27 PM
 
Location: worldwide
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Albuquerque fits the bill for sure.
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Old 05-31-2015, 04:07 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Albuquerque fits the bill for sure.
Yeah, it becomes very apparent when watching the local news here. A city/metro of this size shouldn't have that many weird headlines. And the whole Breaking Bad bandwagon, they embrace it. There is a whole weird tourism element based on it. Where else would you see people snapping selfies in front of a car wash?
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Old 06-01-2015, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I agree with New Orleans, which has the most strangest and quirky things of any city I have ever been to.
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Old 06-01-2015, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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New Orleans, Key West, Hollywood part of LA, Jewish parts of Brooklyn, lot of good choices.
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Old 06-02-2015, 12:11 AM
 
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Yeah, it becomes very apparent when watching the local news here. A city/metro of this size shouldn't have that many weird headlines. And the whole Breaking Bad bandwagon, they embrace it. There is a whole weird tourism element based on it. Where else would you see people snapping selfies in front of a car wash?
Is Albuquerque really like the Weird Al song?
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