12 Supposed Dweebs Who Could Absolutely Kick Our Ass And/Or Charm Our Pants Off

Nobel Prize winner Richard Feynman did math at strip clubs.
12 Supposed Dweebs Who Could Absolutely Kick Our Ass And/Or Charm Our Pants Off

Ah, nerds. They've been the butt of jokes since time immemorial. But what if we told you that some of these nerds were actually surprisingly cool and/or badass? That's right, we've compiled a list of 12 famous nerds who have accomplished some pretty impressive feats in their lives. From Nobel-winning physicists to Hollywood stars, these nerds have proven that being a nerd doesn't mean you can't be cool.

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You'll hear tales of a Nobel-winning ladies' man who could do calculus in bed, an actor-turned-firefighter-hero, and a Hollywood star who switched to NASCAR. We'll also learn about an astronomer whose pet moose drank too much beer at a party, a master sergeant who became a master painter, and a pope who used to be a nightclub security guard. 

You'll be amazed at the stories of these unique individuals, who have each made their mark on history in their own way. So, without further ado, let's take a look at 12 famous nerds who are actually surprisingly cool and/or badass.

A Nobel-winning ladies' man who could do math in strip clubs.

CRACKED RICHARD FEYNMAN Feynman was an incredibly talented physicist who won a Nobel Prize. Also, he said he could focus better when he was at the strip clubs, so he would do his calculations there.

The Guardian / WSJ 

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Undefeated Wrestling Champ.

CRACKED NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON Tyson was a real champ when it came to wrestling - he never lost a match in high school or college, and he was the leader of his high school wrestling team.

Huffpost / NPR 

Cheerleader to comedienne: Phyllis Smith's journey.

CRACKED PHYLLIS SMITH Phyllis Smith, AKA Phyllis Lapin-Vance on The Office, was a cheerleader for the NFL in the 1970s and continued to dance professionally - in a burlesque show - until she was in her 30s.

Slate / People 

Pope Francis: From nightclub security guard to ... Pope.

CRACKED POPE FRANCIS Long, long before becoming the head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis used to work as a security guard at a nightclub in Buenos Aires. So he's probably the most badass Pope who ever lived.

Today / Crux Now 

Frankie Muniz: from Hollywood to NASCAR.

CRACKED In 147g Fags was Celaking FRANKIE MUNIZ Muniz, the star of Malcolm in the Middle, has decided to try something new. He's a professional racecar driver and has announced that he'll be competing full time in the ARCA Series, which is owned by NASCAR.


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