During a Tuesday press conference to announce the building of two new manufacturing institutes in Detroit and Chicago, President Obama decided to have a little fun with the reporters when he revealed that the government was building a real-life Iron Man.

"Basically, I'm here to announce that we're building Iron Man. I'm going to blast off in a second," he said to laughter. "This has been a secret project we've been working on for a long time. Not really. Maybe. It's classified."