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Stephen Colbert calls Elon Musk a supervillain after hearing plan to nuke Mars

Drop nuclear bombs on Mars. That's how Elon Musk suggests making the red planet inhabitable. In an interview on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Musk says this is the "fast way" to warm up Mars, with Colbert replying: "You're a supervillain. That's what a supervillain does." The rest of the interview explores the same theme, touching on Musk's involvement with SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity. Colbert also shows a clip of Tesla's experimental metal snake charger, which automatically finds the charging port on a Model S. "For the prototype, at least, I would recommend not dropping anything when you're near it," says Musk, proving that even billionaire superhero/villains find the idea of butt stuff hilarious. Try to concentrate on the higher things please Musk.

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