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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336 82
Furry Conventions is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Furry Conventions

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903 642
LARPing is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
LARPing

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740 564
Fanny Packs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Fanny Packs

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763 608
My Little Pony is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
My Little Pony

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739 546
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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195 90
Pocket Protectors is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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193 105
Big Brother is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Dimos Dicoudis added Big Brother

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755 621
Writing Fan Fiction is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Writing Fan Fiction

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483 440
Hentai is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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576 478
Puppetry is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Puppetry

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159 98
Survivor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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457 393
RuneScape is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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Creating Maps of Fictional Pla... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Creating Maps of Fictional Places

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Birkenstocks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Birkenstocks

Things We Should Do, But Don't The Scariest Animals in the World

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276 225
EverQuest is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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Spelling Bees is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
j-d-morrison added Spelling Bees

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463 479
Jean Shorts is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Jean Shorts

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89 36
Writing Ridiculous Lists is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Ethan Ivey added Writing Ridiculous Lists

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122 85
Got Talent is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Dimos Dicoudis added Got Talent

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505 480
Role Playing On MMOs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
j-d-morrison added Role Playing On MMOs

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640 647
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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579 554
Ewoks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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

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86 38
Claiming Things Are Not Cool B... is listed (or ranked) 25 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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377 353
Rubik's Cube Themed Stuff is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
j-d-morrison added Rubik's Cube Themed Stuff

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Magic: The Gathering is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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529 616
Playing Pokemon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Playing Pokemon

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312 352
Tevas is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Tevas

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397 449
Dance Dance Revolution is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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Star Trek is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Star Trek

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388 446
Being a Browncoat is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Being a Browncoat

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51 30
Fantasy Football is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Bryan Evans added Fantasy Football

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102 86
Self-referencing As Nerdy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
bunjeet added Self-referencing As Nerdy

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484 518
Conspiracy Theories is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Conspiracy Theories

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

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538 630
Watching Anime is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Watching Anime

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501 647
Cosplaying is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
j-d-morrison added Cosplaying

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442 542
Comic Collecting is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
j-d-morrison added Comic Collecting

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Be Cool is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Ethan Ivey added Be Cool

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40 27
Giving a Crap What Someone Els... is listed (or ranked) 41 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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359 445
Settlers of Catan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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327 415
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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334 383
The Discworld Series is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
The Discworld Series

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371 469
Rollerblading is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Rollerblading

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365 488
Coding is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Coding

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277 308
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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398 479
Chess is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
j-d-morrison added Chess

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354 426
Ping Pong is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
carlos-alberto added Ping Pong

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393 507
Playing Pinball is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Playing Pinball