President Obama to Appear on Mythbusters

Entertainment Oct. 18, 2010 AT 1:32PM
President Obama to Appear on Mythbusters Credit: Discovery Channel

President Barack Obama will get his geek on in a December 8 episode of Mythbusters, in which he'll appear with show hosts  Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savagefor a walk on role.

Obama, 46, made the announcement Monday at the White House Science Fair.

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"I can announce today that I taped a special guest appearance for their show, " Obama said, "Although I didn't get blow anything up… I was a little frustrated about that."

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In the episode for the Discovery Channel hit, Obama challenges the duo to test the myth of the "Archimedes Solar Ray," in which a Greek scientist set fire to an invading army using just mirrors and reflected sun rays.

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The very special Obama episode of Mythbusters is part of Discovery Communications' "Be the Future" campaign, providing free science content to kids and educators across the country.

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