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Obama to Appear on MythBusters

No, the episode won’t be about his birth certificate. The President’s appearance on Discovery Channel’s MythBusters, airing on December 8, will focus on the legend that Archimedes set fire to a Roman fleet using only reflected sunlight. According to a White House press release, Obama’s appearance on the show will “[showcase] his personal commitment to inspire young people to excel in math and science,” and will be announced Monday at the White House Science Fair. In each episode, the MythBusters crew uses science to test an urban legend. The president’s appearance on the show comes shortly after he made a joint MTV, VH1, and BET town hall meeting.