Thought Provoking The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool  

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.

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

2
515 156
Furry Conventions is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Furry Conventions

3
1,051 716
LARPing is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
LARPing

4
922 680
My Little Pony is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
My Little Pony

5
855 655
Fanny Packs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Fanny Packs

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863 624
Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
gavin-schillinger added

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303 149
Pocket Protectors is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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862 725
Writing Fan Fiction is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Writing Fan Fiction

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279 181
Big Brother is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Dimos Dicoudis added

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592 520
Hentai is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
j-d-morrison added Hentai

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183 81
Claiming Things Are Not Cool B... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Ethan Ivey added Claiming Things Are Not Cool Because You Lack Intelligence

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192 98
Writing Ridiculous Lists is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Ethan Ivey added Writing Ridiculous Lists

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478 414
Spelling Bees is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
j-d-morrison added Spelling Bees

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657 553
Puppetry is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Puppetry

15
535 456
RuneScape is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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345 273
EverQuest is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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234 174
Survivor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Dimos Dicoudis added

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749 709
Creating Maps of Fictional Pla... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Creating Maps of Fictional Places

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205 163
Birkenstocks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Birkenstocks

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587 539
Role Playing On MMOs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
j-d-morrison added Role Playing On MMOs

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655 609
Ewoks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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448 402
Rubik's Cube Themed Stuff is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
j-d-morrison added Rubik's Cube Themed Stuff

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712 712
Collecting Action Figures is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Collecting Action Figures

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847 912
Dungeons & Dragons is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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516 554
Jean Shorts is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Jean Shorts

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838 750
Magic: The Gathering is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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168 138
Got Talent is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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174 126
Self-referencing As Nerdy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
bunjeet added Self-referencing As Nerdy

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596 689
Playing Pokemon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Playing Pokemon

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354 387
Tevas is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Tevas

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432 484
Being a Browncoat is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Being a Browncoat

32
437 501
Dance Dance Revolution is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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622 726
Star Trek is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Star Trek

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89 70
Giving a Crap What Someone Els... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Bryan Evans added Giving a Crap What Someone Else Thinks Is Cool

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535 581
Conspiracy Theories is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Conspiracy Theories

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559 726
Cosplaying is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
j-d-morrison added Cosplaying

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594 710
Watching Anime is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Watching Anime

38
580 695
Quoting Monty Python is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Quoting Monty Python

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79 63
Be Cool is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Ethan Ivey added

40
491 600
Comic Collecting is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
j-d-morrison added Comic Collecting

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366 454
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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401 496
Settlers of Catan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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410 518
Rollerblading is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Rollerblading

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97 91
Fantasy Football is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Bryan Evans added

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411 552
Coding is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Coding

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364 420
The Discworld Series is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
The Discworld Series

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318 353
Overalls is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
j-d-morrison added Overalls

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392 541
Being Good at Math is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Being Good at Math

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322 412
Prog Rock is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Prog Rock

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442 544
Chess is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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