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

2
522 165
Furry Conventions is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Furry Conventions

3
1,060 720
LARPing is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
LARPing

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930 687
My Little Pony is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
My Little Pony

5
858 662
Fanny Packs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Fanny Packs

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869 627
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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309 151
Pocket Protectors is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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866 733
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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281 184
Big Brother is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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599 525
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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186 84
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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196 101
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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481 419
Spelling Bees is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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662 555
Puppetry is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Puppetry

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539 460
RuneScape is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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347 276
EverQuest is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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754 714
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

18
236 179
Survivor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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591 540
Role Playing On MMOs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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208 167
Birkenstocks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Birkenstocks

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661 609
Ewoks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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453 404
Rubik's Cube Themed Stuff is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
j-d-morrison added Rubik's Cube Themed Stuff

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716 713
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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851 916
Dungeons & Dragons is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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519 556
Jean Shorts is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Jean Shorts

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844 752
Magic: The Gathering is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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173 139
Got Talent is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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176 128
Self-referencing As Nerdy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
bunjeet added Self-referencing As Nerdy

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600 692
Playing Pokemon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Playing Pokemon

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356 389
Tevas is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Tevas

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434 486
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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441 501
Dance Dance Revolution is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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625 728
Star Trek is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Star Trek

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601 712
Watching Anime is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Watching Anime

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565 729
Cosplaying is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
j-d-morrison added Cosplaying

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539 584
Conspiracy Theories is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Conspiracy Theories

37
89 73
Giving a Crap What Someone Els... is listed (or ranked) 37 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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582 696
Quoting Monty Python is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Quoting Monty Python

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80 65
Be Cool is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Ethan Ivey added

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493 602
Comic Collecting is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
j-d-morrison added Comic Collecting

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367 455
Playing in a Ska Band is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Playing in a Ska Band

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402 498
Settlers of Catan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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98 92
Fantasy Football is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Bryan Evans added

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411 520
Rollerblading is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Rollerblading

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415 554
Coding is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Coding

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367 421
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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320 353
Overalls is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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394 542
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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324 412
Prog Rock is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Prog Rock

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442 546
Chess is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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