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20 Interesting Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Barack Obama

Barack Obama needs no introduction. He was the 44th president of the United Nations, who served from the period from the of 2009 to 2017. He is the first African – American person, born in the state of Hawaii to become the US president. But there is a lot that we do not know about him.

So let us look at some of the facts below to get to know the person that he really is :

  1. He is bi-racial with a Kenyan father and a white mother.
  2. His full name is Barack Hussein Obama, Jr.
  3. Source : Giphy.com

  4. He used to work at Baskin Robbins as a teenager and has disliked ice-creams ever since.
  5. When he used to live in Indonesia he had to eat snake meat, dog meat and grasshopper.
  6. When he was in high school, he was also called as “O’Bomber”, for his basketball skills.
  7. He got a Grammy award in 2006 for his audio biography of his book “Dreams from My Father” and another again, in 2008 for “Audacity of Hope”.
  8. He is the sixth president post war to be left handed.
  9. He has a pair of boxing gloves signed by Muhammad Ali.
  10. He has read the entire Harry Potter series.
  11. While he was campaigning for the post of US President, he used to watch sports channel instead of CNN or any other news channel.
  12. He always carries with him a bracelet and a tiny Madonna and child statue for good luck.
  13. He admitted that as a teenager he took drugs that include marijuana and cocaine.
  14. He owns four identical black shoes of size 11.
  15. Most of his friends in Indonesia are street urchins.
  16. Source : Giphy.com

  17. “Renegade” was the code name given to him to by the secret services people.
  18. He has a collection of Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian comics.
  19. He knows Spanish and Indonesian languages, in addition to English.
  20. As per the government data, as of now Obama administration has deported maximum people from the US, as compared to any previous administration.
  21. He doesn’t drink coffee and drinks alcohol rarely.
  22. He was the first president to talk about gay rights and mention the word “gay” in his inaugural speech.