Obama will appear on the December 8 episode of the awesome Discovery Channel series as part of a White House push to get kids interested in science. And what better way than by revisiting the mechanical myth of the Archimedes death ray? The legendary device was reputedly used to defend the Greek coast during the 2nd century BC Siege of Syracuse, setting enemy ships ablaze from land. When Mythbusters last tried to replicate the super weapon, the results were less than spectacular. But will they be able to pull it off this time? With El Presidente's prompting, we think Yes We Can (set things on fire using giant mirrors). Or yes we hope, at least. [Mythbusters]
Obama Commands Mythbusters Crew To Fire Ancient Death Ray
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