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Jacob Shelton
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List Rules Vote up the geeky hobbies and interests that will never break away from their nerdy roots into mainstream culture - and vote down the ones that have already become so cool, even basic bitches will cop up to liking them.

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In the last decade, the world has become inundated with nerd culture. Superhero movies reign at the box office, The Big Bang Theory is a constant ratings winner, and San Diego Comic-Con is a nerd Mecca attracting pilgrims from all around the world. But still, there are a few nerdy things that haven’t taken the world by storm, and that will probably never have hipster cachet.

Unless there’s a massive tidal shift, nerdy past times like coding, cartography, and playing in a ska band are never going to become sellable commodities the way that video games and Game of Thrones have. Check out this list and see how your nerd cred stacks up against these nerdy things that will never become cool.

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that you said something along the lines of “Star Wars used to be cool, before all the fake nerds got to it.” Rest assured, none of the items on this list will ever become cool. No one’s going to make a blockbuster movie about Magic: The Gathering any time soon. Vote up the nerdy things that still haven’t become cool and feel free to add some nerdy things of your own to the list.

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Speaking Klingon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Speaking Klingon

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LARPing is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
LARPing

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Writing Fan Fiction is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Writing Fan Fiction

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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Fanny Packs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Fanny Packs

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Creating Maps of Fictional Pla... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Creating Maps of Fictional Places

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Dungeons & Dragons is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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Furry Conventions is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Furry Conventions

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My Little Pony is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
My Little Pony

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Hentai is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Hentai

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Collecting Action Figures is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Collecting Action Figures

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Magic: The Gathering is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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Role Playing On MMOs is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Role Playing On MMOs

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RuneScape is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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EverQuest is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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Puppetry is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Puppetry

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Ewoks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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Cosplaying is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Cosplaying

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Spelling Bees is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Spelling Bees

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Rubik's Cube Themed Stuff is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Rubik's Cube Themed Stuff

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Jean Shorts is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Jean Shorts

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Big Brother is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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Playing Pokemon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Playing Pokemon

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Pocket Protectors is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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Star Trek is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Star Trek

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Comic Collecting is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Comic Collecting

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Birkenstocks is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Birkenstocks

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Being a Browncoat is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Being a Browncoat

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Quoting Monty Python is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Quoting Monty Python

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Watching Anime is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Watching Anime

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Got Talent is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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Coding is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Coding

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The Discworld Series is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
The Discworld Series

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Survivor is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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Tevas is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Tevas

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Dance Dance Revolution is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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Chess is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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Conspiracy Theories is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Conspiracy Theories

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Settlers of Catan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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Rollerblading is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Rollerblading

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Playing in a Ska Band is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Playing in a Ska Band

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Being Good at Math is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Being Good at Math

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Playing Pinball is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Playing Pinball

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Ping Pong is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Ping Pong

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Self-referencing As Nerdy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Self-referencing As Nerdy

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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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Cartoons is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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Nerd Glasses is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Nerd Glasses

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Overalls is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Overalls

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H. P. Lovecraft is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool