50 facts

I found this list online of “50 facts you didn’t know about Barack Obama.” It was actually published by the Telegraph in the UK which seems funny since he’s totally our president. But I guess the UK likes Obama, too:) Anyway, below are some of the facts that make me happiest. The link is below so you can go read the entire list.

• He collects Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian comics

• He was known as “O’Bomber” at high school for his skill at basketball

• He has read every Harry Potter book

• He kept a pet ape called Tata while in Indonesia

• 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.

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

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

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

• His speciality as a cook is chilli

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

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