December 8th, 2010
04:30 PM ET
WASHINGTON (CNN)–President Obama has thrown his hat into the myth busting ring, calling on Discovery Channel’s Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman to dig deep into the legend of Archimedes Solar Ray.
In a promo filmed back in October, the president claimed that he and his daughters are big fans of the show that seeks to prove or disprove assorted phenomena. He adds that this particular myth ‘hasn’t been thoroughly tested.’
Archimedes was a Greek mathematician and inventor. Modern day experiments have tested the claim that Archimedes was able to set fire to ships using only mirror panels and the sun.
The show will air on Wednesday at 9PM ET on the Discovery channel.