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
382 98
Furry Conventions is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Furry Conventions

3
941 660
LARPing is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
LARPing

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799 623
My Little Pony is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
My Little Pony

5
765 588
Fanny Packs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Fanny Packs

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763 571
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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214 124
Big Brother is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Dimos Dicoudis added Big Brother

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779 644
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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211 111
Pocket Protectors is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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503 464
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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591 495
Puppetry is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Puppetry

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176 118
Survivor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Dimos Dicoudis added Survivor

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690 647
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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470 409
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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112 48
Writing Ridiculous Lists is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Ethan Ivey added Writing Ridiculous Lists

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402 378
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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158 118
Birkenstocks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Birkenstocks

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284 241
EverQuest is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Samuel Edward Thomas Oliver added EverQuest

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520 494
Role Playing On MMOs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
j-d-morrison added Role Playing On MMOs

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103 49
Claiming Things Are Not Cool B... is listed (or ranked) 20 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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470 498
Jean Shorts is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Jean Shorts

How to Get a Girl to Like You

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134 98
Got Talent is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Dimos Dicoudis added Got Talent

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594 569
Ewoks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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780 839
Dungeons & Dragons is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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653 668
Collecting Action Figures is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Collecting Action Figures

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391 368
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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773 713
Magic: The Gathering is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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543 634
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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323 360
Tevas is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Tevas

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119 95
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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400 457
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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569 667
Star Trek is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Star Trek

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403 468
Dance Dance Revolution is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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546 645
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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499 539
Conspiracy Theories is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Conspiracy Theories

Famous People You Didn't Know Were Married to Each Other

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518 670
Cosplaying is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
j-d-morrison added Cosplaying

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547 654
Watching Anime is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Watching Anime

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66 50
Fantasy Football is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Bryan Evans added Fantasy Football

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54 39
Giving a Crap What Someone Els... is listed (or ranked) 39 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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455 559
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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371 459
Settlers of Catan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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338 426
Playing in a Ska Band is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Playing in a Ska Band

Things People Lie About Most Often

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53 41
Be Cool is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Ethan Ivey added Be Cool

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381 482
Rollerblading is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Rollerblading

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378 504
Coding is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Coding

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339 397
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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285 325
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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364 440
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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408 503
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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355 495
Being Good at Math is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Being Good at Math