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Awesome facts you might not know about Barack Obama
Did you know Barrack Obama collects Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian comics? Also he was known as "O'Bomber" at high school for his skill at basketball. His name means "one who is blessed" in Swahili and his favourite meal is his wife Michelle's shrimp linguini! He once won a Grammy in 2006 for the audio version of his memoir, Dreams From My Father.
Did you know Barrack Obama is left-handed? – He has also read every Harry Potter book and he owns a set of red boxing gloves autographed by Muhammad Ali. He once worked in a Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop as a teenager and now can't stand ice cream and never eats it. His favourite snacks are chocolate-peanut protein bars also he has eaten dog meat, snake meat, and roasted grasshopper while living in Indonesia
Did you know Barrack Obama can speak Spanish? Once 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. once he promised Michelle he would quit smoking before running for president – he didn't and he kept a pet ape called Tata while he was in Indonesia. Also he can bench press an impressive 200lbs.
Did you Know his favourite book is Moby-Dick by Herman Melville? He visited Wokingham, Berks, in 1996 for the stag party of his half-sister's fiancé, but left when a stripper arrived. Also 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 and his favourite films are Casablanca and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Did you know Barrack Obama 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 once took Michelle to see the Spike Lee film Do The Right Thing on their first date. He enjoys playing Scrabble and poker and he doesn't drink coffee and rarely drinks alcohol. He would have liked to have been an architect if he were not a politician
Did you know Barrack Obama 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 and also he was nicknamed "Bar" by his late grandmother. He plans to install a basketball court in the White House grounds
Did you know Barrack Obama's favourite artist is Pablo Picasso? His speciality as a cook is chilli and 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 and his late father was a senior economist for the Kenyan government