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    50 Things you May of Not Known about Barack Obama

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    I didn't follow the race at all but my grandma posted this on her blog and I found it interesting..

    50 Things You Might Now know about Obama


    He collects Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian comics

    • He was known as "O'Bomber" at high school for his skill at basketball

    • His name means "one who is blessed" in Swahili

    • His favourite meal is wife Michelle's shrimp linguini

    • He won a Grammy in 2006 for the audio version of his memoir, Dreams From My Father

    • He is left-handed – the sixth post-war president to be left-handed

    • He has read every Harry Potter book

    • He owns a set of red boxing gloves autographed by Muhammad Ali

    • He worked in a Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop as a teenager and now can't stand ice cream

    • His favourite snacks are chocolate-peanut protein bars

    • He ate dog meat, snake meat, and roasted grasshopper while living in Indonesia

    • He can speak Spanish

    • While on the campaign trail he refused to watch CNN and had sports channels on instead

    • His favourite drink is black forest berry iced tea

    • He promised Michelle he would quit smoking before running for president – he didn't

    • He kept a pet ape called Tata while in Indonesia

    • He can bench press an impressive 200lbs

    • He was known as Barry until university when he asked to be addressed by his full name

    • His favourite book is Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

    • He visited Wokingham, Berks, in 1996 for the stag party of his half-sister's fiancι, but left when a stripper arrived

    • His desk in his Senate office once belonged to Robert Kennedy

    • He and Michelle made $4.2 million (£2.7 million) last year, with much coming from sales of his books

    • His favourite films are Casablanca and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    • He carries a tiny Madonna and child statue and a bracelet belonging to a soldier in Iraq for good luck

    • He applied to appear in a black pin-up calendar while at Harvard but was rejected by the all-female committee.

    • His favourite music includes Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Bach and The Fugees

    • He took Michelle to see the Spike Lee film Do The Right Thing on their first date

    • He enjoys playing Scrabble and poker

    • He doesn't drink coffee and rarely drinks alcohol

    • He would have liked to have been an architect if he were not a politician

    • As a teenager he took drugs including marijuana and cocaine

    • His daughters' ambitions are to go to Yale before becoming an actress (Malia, 10) and to sing and dance (Sasha, 7)

    • He hates the youth trend for trousers which sag beneath the backside

    • He repaid his student loan only four years ago after signing his book deal

    • His house in Chicago has four fire places

    • Daughter Malia's godmother is Jesse Jackson's daughter Santita

    • He says his worst habit is constantly checking his BlackBerry

    • He uses an Apple Mac laptop

    • He drives a Ford Escape Hybrid, having ditched his gas-guzzling Chrysler 300

    • He wears $1,500 (£952) Hart Schaffner Marx suits

    • He owns four identical pairs of black size 11 shoes

    • He has his hair cut once a week by his Chicago barber, Zariff, who charges $21 (£13)

    • His favourite fictional television programmes are Mash and The Wire

    • He was given the code name "Renegade" by his Secret Service handlers

    • He was nicknamed "Bear" by his late grandmother

    • He plans to install a basketball court in the White House grounds

    • His favourite artist is Pablo Picasso

    • His speciality as a cook is chilli

    • He has said many of his friends in Indonesia were "street urchins"

    • He keeps on his desk a carving of a wooden hand holding an egg, a Kenyan symbol of the fragility of life

    • His late father was a senior economist for the Kenyan government
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    Mmmm... shrimp linguini. Now I want some.
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    Interesting!!!

    IMy Baby Boy!
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    I didnt know he smoked, its all very interesting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Missy522899 View Post
    I didnt know he smoked, its all very interesting!
    Me neither!
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    very cool to know thanks

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