Obama Tapes Mythbusters Segment
He's rocking his inner geek, experimenting with Archimedes claim
By Aaron Cowan,  Newser User
Posted Oct 18, 2010 9:20 PM CDT
Promoted on Newser Oct 19, 2010 6:10 AM CDT
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(User Submitted) – President Obama says he'll be exercising his inner geek in an appearance on Discovery Channel show Mythbusters—but the myth he's busting has nothing to do with his birth certificate or whether he's secretly a Muslim. And unlike what usually happens on Mythbusters, he won't be blowing anything up. "I was a little frustrated with that," Obama said yesterday at the White House Science Fair.

Instead he will be helping Mythbusters hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman test the claim that Archimedes was able to concentrate solar rays using mirrors to burn ships at sea. Read the full article.