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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595 217
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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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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Fanny Packs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Fanny Packs
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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
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Pocket Protectors is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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234 121
Claiming Things Are Not Cool B... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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647 577
Hentai is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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913 795
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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320 230
Big Brother is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Dimos Dicoudis added
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524 461
Spelling Bees is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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693 596
Puppetry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Puppetry
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230 145
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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568 506
RuneScape is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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EverQuest is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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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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756 748
Collecting Action Figures is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Collecting Action Figures
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624 582
Role Playing On MMOs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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265 218
Survivor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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690 650
Ewoks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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484 447
Rubik's Cube Themed Stuff is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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882 788
Magic: The Gathering is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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893 970
Dungeons & Dragons is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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545 601
Jean Shorts is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Jean Shorts