Famous Nerds

Name these famous nerds real and fictional.
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Last updated: December 5, 2019
First submittedOctober 12, 2014
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Real-Life Nerds
World's richest nerd
Bill Gates
Facebook founder
Mark Zuckerberg
He discovered relativity
Albert Einstein
Host of the TV show "Cosmos"
Carl Sagan
Neil DeGrasse
Partner of Steve Jobs
Steve Wozniak
Author of "The Fault in Our Stars"
and self-described "Nerdfighter"
John Green
"Shaun of the Dead" actor /
author of "Nerd do Well"
Simon Pegg
"Honey I Shrunk the Kids" star
Rick Moranis
Wheelchair-bound physicist
Stephen Hawking
Fictional Nerds
"Family Matters" nerd
Steve Urkel
Alter-ego of Spider-Man
Peter Parker
Mild-mannered reporter for
the Daily Planet
Clark Kent
East Texan with an IQ of 187. Bazinga!
Sheldon Cooper
TV's #1 forensic anthropologist
"Logical" Star-Trek officer
Boy genius with a secret laboratory
"Felix the Cat" character whose name
is synonymous with nerd
Eager student at Hogwarts
Hermione Granger
Cousin of the Fresh Prince
Carlton Banks
Level 67
Oct 27, 2014
"Boy genius with a secret laboratory" describes a great many characters in TV, movies, and cartoons.
Level 49
Nov 25, 2014
I thought it was pretty obviously Dexter.
Level 44
Nov 28, 2014
CK1 - no, it's a "Cartoon Network" show called Dexter's Lab. It is about a boy genius.
Level 53
Nov 25, 2014
Jimmy Neutron, anybody?
Level 42
Nov 25, 2014
Level 56
Nov 25, 2014
That's who I kept on typing in. Although I do feel pretty stupid for not getting Dexter
Level 79
Apr 22, 2018
Tried that a few times, also several different spellings like "Newtron", until Dexter occurred to me.
Level 79
Nov 25, 2014
I'm glad you attributed Poindexter to "Felix the Cat" and not "Revenge of the Nerds". I just wish I had gotten the answer.
Level 83
Nov 25, 2014
Could have used a "Booger" question though. :-)
Level 16
Nov 25, 2014
when he said secret laboratory i thought of dexter but it could have been stewie, jimmy or even AJ in FairyOddParents.
Level 80
Nov 25, 2014
Dexter was the first one I thought of.
Level 70
Nov 26, 2014
So Einstein and Hawking are nothing more than nerds???
Level 79
Nov 26, 2014
But really smart nerds.
Level 73
Mar 28, 2019
a lot of nerds are really smart
Level 67
Mar 10, 2016
No one said that these people are NOTHING more than nerds. that's just one thing about them. if you did a quiz about people with blonde hair, it doesn't mean that that's the only distinguishing feature of that person, it's just one.
Level 22
Apr 28, 2020
Einstein was far away from being a nerd xD

Hawking was closer to, but I am sure that if he wouldn't be on a wheelchair he would be a soul of the company

Level 75
Dec 1, 2015
Wow, no Aaron Swartz. How soon they forget :(
Level 59
May 2, 2016
Hawking and Einstein, nerds? Well if you consider the greatest minds of their (and many other) generations as nerds.....
Level 67
Feb 18, 2020
Why wouldnt you?
Level 58
Jun 21, 2017
I would have thought Ron Weasley over Ms. Granger.
Level 77
Feb 26, 2018
Have you ever actually read Harry Potter?
Level 57
Jun 28, 2017
Would have gotten Poindexter but I thought it was Point Dexter. Never watched the show but my mother has called me that before :D
Level 68
Feb 1, 2018
Isn't the character on "Bones" named Booth?
Level 81
Apr 25, 2018
The FBI agent is Booth. The forensics expert is Temperance Brennan aka Bones.
Level 73
Mar 28, 2019
Booth is a jock. Many of the other characters would count as nerds, including Temperance Brennan, aka Bones.
Level 82
Jul 8, 2018
Mr. Peabody and Sherman?
Level 75
May 5, 2019
Yay nerd power. Word to the wise: most people who use wheelchairs really don't like the antiquated term "wheelchair bound." There are many reasons for this, one being that the term perpetuates the misconception that wheelchairs are things that confine people, as opposed to being tools that actually increase freedom of movement. It's a term that reinforces ignorance of the day to day experiences of people with disabilities. Besides the importance of respecting the wishes of people when we talk about them, modern best practices in many governments and organisations discourage the use of this term in English. There are lots of better terms, like "wheelchair using" or "physicist who uses a wheelchair." I hope this gets changed in the clue!
Level 72
May 29, 2020
Apparently I'm not famous enough :(
Level 48
Jun 11, 2020
Isn't Bezos now the richest nerd?