culture 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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328 80
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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Fanny Packs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Fanny Packs

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757 607
My Little Pony is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
My Little Pony

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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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192 87
Pocket Protectors is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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190 102
Big Brother is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Dimos Dicoudis added Big Brother

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Writing Fan Fiction is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Writing Fan Fiction

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479 438
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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157 95
Survivor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Dimos Dicoudis added Survivor

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

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Creating Maps of Fictional Pla... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Creating Maps of Fictional Places

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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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142 102
Birkenstocks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Birkenstocks

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Spelling Bees is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
j-d-morrison added Spelling Bees

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461 476
Jean Shorts is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Jean Shorts

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121 83
Got Talent is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Dimos Dicoudis added Got Talent

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Writing Ridiculous Lists is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Ethan Ivey added Writing Ridiculous Lists

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

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Role Playing On MMOs is listed (or ranked) 22 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) 23 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Collecting Action Figures

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757 813
Dungeons & Dragons is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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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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Claiming Things Are Not Cool B... is listed (or ranked) 26 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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Magic: The Gathering is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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

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310 350
Tevas is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Tevas

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395 447
Dance Dance Revolution is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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

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

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49 29
Fantasy Football is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Bryan Evans added Fantasy Football

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

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100 85
Self-referencing As Nerdy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
bunjeet added Self-referencing As Nerdy

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Quoting Monty Python is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Quoting Monty Python

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535 630
Watching Anime is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Watching Anime

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Cosplaying is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
j-d-morrison added Cosplaying

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

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Giving a Crap What Someone Els... is listed (or ranked) 41 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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357 444
Settlers of Catan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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333 382
The Discworld Series is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
The Discworld Series

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370 467
Rollerblading is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Rollerblading

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325 415
Playing in a Ska Band is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Playing in a Ska Band

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364 485
Coding is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Coding

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276 307
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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Chess is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
j-d-morrison added Chess

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353 424
Ping Pong is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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392 506
Playing Pinball is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Playing Pinball