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WASHINGTON (CBS) – Sen. Mitt Romney has the internet puzzled with the unique way he blew out the candles on his birthday cake. The senator tweeted a video of the moment his team surprised him with a cake.

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“My team surprised me with a cake made out of my favorite snack—Twinkies! Looking forward to all this year has in store,” tweeted Romney.

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Romney picks up each individual candle and blows it out.

Romney’s staff surprised him with a cake made out of his favorite snack, Twinkies, on his 72nd birthday on Tuesday.

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The senator later explained that he had a bit of cold and didn’t want to spread his germs on the cake.