Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Myth Busters

It seems Obama will be appearing on Mythbusters. At first I wondered why, that myth was busted long ago. Then I hear he'll be on a re-re-make of the Archimedes Mirror episode in which the story of setting fire to attacking ships using focused mirrors from the city walls was largely debunked.

A lot of people disagreed, to the point that Mythbusters opened a contest to the viewers in which the most promising proposals from the viewers would be aired on the program.

Someone evidently claimed the feat could have been accomplished had the Greeks only had Obie's own shining luminescence to draw upon.


Anonymous said...

I'm not the first to point this out, but he can bust a certain myth by bringing his birth certificate.

Billll said...

The possibilities boggle the mind.

Darryl said...

Clearly, the Greeks could have built one of these, and there would be no question about the story: