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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568 202
Furry Conventions is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Furry Conventions

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1,100 759
LARPing is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
LARPing

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962 734
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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893 705
Fanny Packs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Fanny Packs

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904 662
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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342 185
Pocket Protectors is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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902 775
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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633 566
Hentai is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
j-d-morrison added Hentai

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310 218
Big Brother is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Dimos Dicoudis added

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218 116
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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508 453
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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685 587
Puppetry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Puppetry

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224 134
Writing Ridiculous Lists is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Ethan Ivey added Writing Ridiculous Lists

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560 495
RuneScape is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
j-d-morrison added

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366 308
EverQuest is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Samuel Edward Thomas Oliver added

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771 753
Creating Maps of Fictional Pla... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Creating Maps of Fictional Places

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618 570
Role Playing On MMOs is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
j-d-morrison added Role Playing On MMOs

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747 739
Collecting Action Figures is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Collecting Action Figures

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258 210
Survivor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Dimos Dicoudis added

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681 644
Ewoks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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882 956
Dungeons & Dragons is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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473 442
Rubik's Cube Themed Stuff is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
j-d-morrison added Rubik's Cube Themed Stuff

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869 782
Magic: The Gathering is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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223 201
Birkenstocks is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Birkenstocks