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Old 10-18-2010, 04:09 PM
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Default Obama Going on MythBusters to Re-Test the Death Ray . . . again

Great, so just like with his economics, he's going to try something that's been previously debunked TWICE in the hopes that just because he smiles at it everything will work?

President Obama is either trying to reach a new audience or he's looking to build the Pentagon's next project on the cheap.

The president is set to make a guest appearance next month on the Discovery Channel's "MythBusters," the show where a team of explosion-prone pyrophiles test urban legends. The Obama episode will focus on the so-called "Archimedes death ray."

The death ray is the weapon legend has it was used by Greek mathematician Archimedes to destroy enemy ships. It would have used a system of mirrors to reflect and focus the sun's rays onto whatever is targeted for incineration.

However, the busters have busted the heat ray myth twice already in prior episodes. The latest attempt was aired in January 2006, when the hosts teamed up with MIT students -- they succeeded