The people of the United States have selected Barack Hussein Obama Jr. for the second time as their President. He was born on the 4th of August, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was also the first African – American to be elected as the President of the Harvard Law Review. In 2005 he was sworn in as the U.S. Senator and in 2008 he was elected as the President of the U.S. for the first time with huge number of votes and in 2011 he achieved another feat by becoming the first U.S. president to address the Parliament.
Though we know a lot about the U.S. President still there are few unknown and interesting facts about Barack Obama which would make an interesting reading.
Interesting Facts about Barack Obama
#1: His Family
Barack Obama used to work at Baskin Robbins during his teens and it was also the place where he kissed Michele for the first time. He also wrote letter for Parade Magazine to his daughters and it also intended to all the children in America.
#2: His Possession
He is the proud owner of the boxing gloves of Muhammad Ali.
#3: Winning Grammy
He was awarded the Grammy in 2006 for Best Spoken Words recording of his audio book “Dreams of my Father”
#4: Some Personal Facts About Obama
- He can speak Spanish
- His favorite sports is basketball
- His favorite drink is black forest berry iced tea
- He has the ability to bench press an impressive 200lbs
- His favorite snacks are the chocolate – peanut protein bars
- He is the first President to have a Blackberry.
#5: His favorite movies and book
His favorite movies are “Casablanca” and another classic film which was the most popular in its time. All his favorite films are Academy Award winners in the best film category. He loves Herman Melville’s classic book “Mobby Dick” about the mad Captain Ahab chasing a monster of a sperm whale.
#6: Drink named after him
In Kenya a Beer has been named after him as he is so popular in his father’s country of birth and it has become very popular also because of its affordability. Now the President brews his own beer on the ground of White House.
#7: Keeping pet while young
When he was staying in Indonesia during his childhood he had a pet ape and he named him “Tata” and he was very fond of him.
#8: Food Fetish
There are some interesting facts about Barack Obama related to his food choices: He boasts about cooking the best chili, loves the shrimps and grits and hates British food.
#9: Collection of Comics
He has the full collection of the Spiderman series and when the Marvel comics came to know of this fetish of the President they put his photo on the cover and since 2007 he has appeared in 22 comics.
#10: Some of the feats achieved
- He was named the Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year” in December 2008 then again in 2012 for the second time
- He also won the Nobel Peace Prize in October 2009.
- He also became the first President of U.S. to speak on the marriage of same sex.
- He also made some interesting quotes and statements during the poll.
Here we came to know about Barack Obama the person, the father and the husband and it surely made us love the 44th President of the United States.
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