Jon Stewart Lauds ‘Nation’s Greatest Nerds’ for Curiosity Landing on Mars (Video)


Last Updated: August 27, 2012 @ 1:19 PM

Sure, America's greatest athletes are cleaning up in medals at the Olympic Games.

But what of "America's greatest nerds"?

"Daily Show" host Jon Stewart took a moment to praise them Monday for successfully landing the Curiosity rover on Mars.

He also made fun of their shirts.

Watch Stewart treat the details of the mission like the plot points in a sci-fi blockbuster — and find out why he's leading his audience in a chant of "USB!" "USB!" — in the video below:

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