Lifestyle 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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542 171
Furry Conventions is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Furry Conventions

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1,074 728
LARPing is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
LARPing

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947 695
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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875 671
Fanny Packs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Fanny Packs

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879 636
Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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323 154
Pocket Protectors is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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199 88
Claiming Things Are Not Cool B... is listed (or ranked) 8 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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291 189
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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880 744
Writing Fan Fiction is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Writing Fan Fiction

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610 537
Hentai is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
j-d-morrison added Hentai

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492 422
Spelling Bees is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
j-d-morrison added Spelling Bees

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206 109
Writing Ridiculous Lists is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Ethan Ivey added Writing Ridiculous Lists

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669 561
Puppetry is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Puppetry

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355 279
EverQuest is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Samuel Edward Thomas Oliver added

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546 468
RuneScape is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
j-d-morrison added

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245 182
Survivor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Dimos Dicoudis added

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758 726
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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602 548
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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214 171
Birkenstocks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Birkenstocks

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463 413
Rubik's Cube Themed Stuff is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
j-d-morrison added Rubik's Cube Themed Stuff

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665 619
Ewoks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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721 725
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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864 929
Dungeons & Dragons is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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525 567
Jean Shorts is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Jean Shorts