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

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

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

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

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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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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 Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game

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

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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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Hentai is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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Big Brother is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Dimos Dicoudis added Big Brother

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

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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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Claiming Things Are Not Cool B... is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Spelling Bees is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
j-d-morrison added Spelling Bees

Things Your Mother Told You... That She Was Right About

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RuneScape is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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Creating Maps of Fictional Pla... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Creating Maps of Fictional Places

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Survivor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Dimos Dicoudis added Survivor

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EverQuest is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Samuel Edward Thomas Oliver added EverQuest

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Role Playing On MMOs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
j-d-morrison added Role Playing On MMOs

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Collecting Action Figures is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Collecting Action Figures

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

The Most Memorable Advertising Mascots of All Time

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

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Dungeons & Dragons is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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

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Rubik's Cube Themed Stuff is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
j-d-morrison added Rubik's Cube Themed Stuff

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

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Got Talent is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Dimos Dicoudis added Got Talent

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Playing Pokemon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Playing Pokemon

Things We Should Do, But Don't

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

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Self-referencing As Nerdy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
bunjeet added Self-referencing As Nerdy

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

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

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Giving a Crap What Someone Els... is listed (or ranked) 33 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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Dance Dance Revolution is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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

The Scariest Animals in the World

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

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

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Cosplaying is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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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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Comic Collecting is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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Be Cool is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Ethan Ivey added Be Cool

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Playing in a Ska Band is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Playing in a Ska Band

Things People Lie About Most Often

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Fantasy Football is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Bryan Evans added Fantasy Football

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

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

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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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Overalls is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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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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Chess is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
j-d-morrison added Chess

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Ping Pong is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
carlos-alberto added Ping Pong