U.S. president Barack Obama will be appearing on the December 8 episode of Discovery Channel’s MythBusters. The U.S. president, who announced his cameo at today’s White House Science Fair, will be taking part in an episode titled ‘Archimedes Solar Ray,’ dealing with an ancient myth concerning Greek scientist and polymath Archimedes. According to the lore, the scientist set fire to an invading Roman fleet using only mirrors and the reflected rays of the sun. The December 8 episode is part of Discovery Communications’ multi-platform ‘Be the Future’ science education initiative.
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