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President Obama challenges MythBusters with solar weapon quest

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President Obama’s guest appearance on MythBusters will air on Dec. 8, but a brief video preview is now online, showing the president welcoming the show’s two hosts, Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, and challenging them to examine the scientific viability of the Archimedes ancient solar ray, which legend claims set the approaching Roman fleet on fire with only the use of mirrors. “I am a big fan of MythBusters … and so are the girls,” says Obama. “Figure this [ray] out, and report back to me.” Check out our prez geeking out with the MBs.

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