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The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool 

Jacob Shelton
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Updated August 4, 2020 62.2k votes 3.9k voters 45.4k views 56 items

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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Star Trek is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Star Trek
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Tevas is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Tevas
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Survivor is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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Conspiracy Theories is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Conspiracy Theories
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Writing Ridiculous Lists... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Ethan Ivey added Writing Ridiculous Lists
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Birkenstocks is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Birkenstocks
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Got Talent is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Dimos Dicoudis added
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Big Brother is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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Quoting Monty Python is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Quoting Monty Python
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Watching Anime is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Watching Anime
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Self-referencing As Nerd... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
bunjeet added Self-referencing As Nerdy
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Playing in a Ska Band is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Playing in a Ska Band
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Dance Dance Revolution ... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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Comic Collecting is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
j-d-morrison added Comic Collecting
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Cosplaying is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
j-d-morrison added Cosplaying
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The Discworld Series is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
The Discworld Series
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Settlers of Catan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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Rollerblading is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Rollerblading
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Overalls is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
j-d-morrison added Overalls
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Coding is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Coding
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Be Cool is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Ethan Ivey added
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Prog Rock is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Prog Rock
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Playing Pinball is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Playing Pinball
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Being Good at Math is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Being Good at Math
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Fantasy Football is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Bryan Evans added