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

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414 116
Furry Conventions is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Furry Conventions

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970 672
LARPing is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
LARPing

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825 642
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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786 608
Fanny Packs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Fanny Packs

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787 585
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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234 120
Pocket Protectors is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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803 662
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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220 142
Big Brother is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Dimos Dicoudis added Big Brother

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530 479
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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610 509
Puppetry is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Puppetry

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133 58
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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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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485 421
RuneScape is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
j-d-morrison added RuneScape

Things Your Mother Told You... That She Was Right About

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189 136
Survivor is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Dimos Dicoudis added Survivor

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417 385
Spelling Bees is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
j-d-morrison added Spelling Bees

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169 129
Birkenstocks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Birkenstocks

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120 58
Claiming Things Are Not Cool B... is listed (or ranked) 18 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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295 251
EverQuest is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Samuel Edward Thomas Oliver added EverQuest

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611 580
Ewoks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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484 512
Jean Shorts is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Jean Shorts

28 Creepy Photos Inspired by Children's Nightmares

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673 681
Collecting Action Figures is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Collecting Action Figures

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799 855
Dungeons & Dragons is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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532 508
Role Playing On MMOs is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
j-d-morrison added Role Playing On MMOs

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407 381
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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790 721
Magic: The Gathering is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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141 112
Got Talent is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Dimos Dicoudis added Got Talent

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560 646
Playing Pokemon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Playing Pokemon

Things We Should Do, But Don't

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329 368
Tevas is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Tevas

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134 104
Self-referencing As Nerdy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
bunjeet added Self-referencing As Nerdy

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408 463
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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588 676
Star Trek is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Star Trek

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408 478
Dance Dance Revolution is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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556 654
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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508 549
Conspiracy Theories is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Conspiracy Theories

The Worst Foods to Eat on a Date

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563 666
Watching Anime is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Watching Anime

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531 683
Cosplaying is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
j-d-morrison added Cosplaying

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62 47
Giving a Crap What Someone Els... is listed (or ranked) 38 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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74 62
Fantasy Football is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Bryan Evans added Fantasy Football

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383 467
Settlers of Catan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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465 571
Comic Collecting is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
j-d-morrison added Comic Collecting

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59 48
Be Cool is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Ethan Ivey added Be Cool

Signs Someone Is Talking About You Behind Your Back

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345 434
Playing in a Ska Band is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Playing in a Ska Band

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389 512
Coding is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Coding

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389 491
Rollerblading is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Rollerblading

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346 402
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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296 332
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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373 445
Ping Pong is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
carlos-alberto added Ping Pong

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421 510
Chess is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
j-d-morrison added Chess

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367 505
Being Good at Math is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Being Good at Math