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
506 154
Furry Conventions is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Furry Conventions

3
1,046 713
LARPing is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
LARPing

4
914 679
My Little Pony is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
My Little Pony

5
850 652
Fanny Packs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Fanny Packs

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857 622
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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298 147
Pocket Protectors is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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855 724
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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587 517
Hentai is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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271 179
Big Brother is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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176 81
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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473 412
Spelling Bees is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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13
655 550
Puppetry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Puppetry

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185 98
Writing Ridiculous Lists is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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529 453
RuneScape is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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341 271
EverQuest is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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230 172
Survivor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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745 707
Creating Maps of Fictional Pla... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Creating Maps of Fictional Places

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583 538
Role Playing On MMOs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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201 162
Birkenstocks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Birkenstocks

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650 607
Ewoks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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443 402
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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707 711
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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843 907
Dungeons & Dragons is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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835 749
Magic: The Gathering is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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509 554
Jean Shorts is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Jean Shorts

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166 137
Got Talent is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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594 687
Playing Pokemon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Playing Pokemon

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169 125
Self-referencing As Nerdy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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353 385
Tevas is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Tevas

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432 482
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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621 719
Star Trek is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Star Trek

33
436 499
Dance Dance Revolution is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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88 67
Giving a Crap What Someone Els... is listed (or ranked) 34 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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532 578
Conspiracy Theories is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Conspiracy Theories

36
579 692
Quoting Monty Python is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Quoting Monty Python

37
592 707
Watching Anime is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Watching Anime

38
78 62
Be Cool is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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557 726
Cosplaying is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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489 600
Comic Collecting is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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364 454
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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399 496
Settlers of Catan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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96 88
Fantasy Football is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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410 516
Rollerblading is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Rollerblading

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363 418
The Discworld Series is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
The Discworld Series

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408 549
Coding is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Coding

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317 351
Overalls is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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390 539
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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322 409
Prog Rock is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Prog Rock

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441 542
Chess is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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