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Obama On 'Mythbusters': President Appearing On Discovery Show

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President Obama is set to make an appearance on the Discovery show "Mythbusters."

The New York Times reports that the president, who is making the appearance as part of a White House effort to promote science and math, will help the myth-busting team figure out whether "the Greek scientist Archimedes really set fire to an invading Roman fleet using only mirrors and the reflected rays of the sun."

It's not the first time the show has focused on this particular legend: in 2006, the team declared the myth "busted." Obama, though, asked them to make another attempt.

The episode will air Dec. 8.