President Barack Obama, Jamie Hyneman

President Barack Obama announced Monday that he would appear on an upcoming episode of Mythbusters.

At the White House Science Fair, the commander in chief introduced Mythbusters co-hosts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, with whom he'll challenge an ancient myth in an episode slated to air Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 9/8c on the Discovery Channel. "I didn't get to blow anything up... I was a little frustrated about that," Obama said.

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Instead, the president and the Mythbusters will revisit the story that Archimedes set fire to an invading Roman fleet by using mirrors and the reflection of the sun.