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Obama to Appear on Episode of 'Mythbusters

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"I didn't get to blow anything up."

WASHINGTON (The Blaze/AP) — President Barack Obama will appear on an episode of "Mythbusters," a television show that uses science to determine the truth behind urban legends.

The White House says the episode, taped on July 27, will air Dec. 8 on the Discovery Channel.

Discovery says the episode considers this question: Did Greek scientist Archimedes set fire to an invading Roman fleet using only mirrors and the reflected rays of the sun?

Officials say the president's appearance, which has already been taped, is part of a White House push to promote math and science education. On Monday, Obama hosts a White House science fair celebrating students who have won science, technology, engineering and math competitions.

"I taped a special guest appearance for their show, although I didn't get to blow anything up," the president told an East Room audience Monday.

According to CNET, Obama lamented that he didn't get to take part in any explosions while taping the segment: "I was a little frustrated about that."

The Associated Press Contributed to this report.

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