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US President Barack Obama reacts as 14-year-old Joey Hudy of Phoenix, Arizona, launches a marshmallow from Hudy's "Extreme Marshmallow Cannon" during a tour of the White House Science Fair in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, February 7, 2012. Obama announced new policies to recruit and support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teacher programs, including requesting $80 million in his upcoming budget for teacher preparation, with the goal of training one million additional STEM students over the next decade. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) "Now I am become Marshmallow, destroyer of worlds."

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Today, President Obama Witnessed the Future of Warfare

When historians of the future look back at the origins of the next great global arms race, they will zero in on February 7, 2012. That was the day that 14-year-old Joey Hudy entranced President Obama with a demonstration of his marshmallow gun during the White House Science Fair. That was the date that Obama, realizing the potential of marshmallow weaponry, ordered the Pentagon to begin converting the U.S. military into an all-marshmallow force — marshmallow bullets, marshmallow artillery, marshmallow missiles. That was the impetus behind the Second Manhattan Project, which resulted, within two years, in the creation of a hydrogen bomb housed inside a marshmallow, the most destructive weapon ever created by man.

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