Obama to Guest on ‘Mythbusters’

President is disappointed that he doesn't get to blow anything up during his appearance

Hope President Barack Obama is comfortable around explosives.

As part of the White House Science Fair, the commander-in-chief announced that he will help pyrotechnic gods Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage as a guest on Discovery Channel’s popular series,
"Mythbusters."

"I can announce today that I taped a special guest appearance for their show, although I didn’t get blow anything up … I was a little frustrated about that,” Obama said.

The president will be featured in the December 8 episode, "Archimedes Solar Ray," during which he will challenge hosts Savage and Hyneman to revisit an ancient and somewhat controversial myth: Did Greek scientist and polymath Archimedes set fire to an invading Roman fleet using only mirrors and the reflected rays of the sun?