Obama repaid his education loan only recently

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Washington, Jan 20: He is the first tech savvy President for America. He doesn't drink coffee and rarely drinks alcohol! Interesting Right. Dig in and know things which you didn't know about Mr Barack Obama.
What does his name convey? His name means 'one who is blessed' in Swahii language.

He can speak Spanish Language

Favourite Food: Shrimp Linguini cooked by his wife

Comics: Spider-Man and Conan and the Barbarian comics

He was called as 'O Bomber' at high school for his skill at basketball

He is left-handed

He loves to read Harry Potter and has read all the series

His favourite possession is a set of red boxing gloves autographed by Muhammad Ali

Now he can't stand ice cream but as a teenager he worked in a Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop.

Favourite Snacks: Choco peanut protein

While living in Indonesia he ate dog meat, snake meat and roasted grasshopper.

During his campaign he refused to watch CNN and had sports channels on instead

Favourite drink: Black Forest berry iced tea

His Promise to wife: That he would quit smoking before running for President. But he didn't

Pet: He kept a pet ape called Tata while he was in Indonesia

He can benchpress an impressive 200lbs

Favourite Book: Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

He visited Workingham Berks, for the stag party of his half-sister's fiance but left when a stripper arrived.

His desk in his Senate office once belonged to Robert Kennedy

He and Michelle made $ 4.2 million last year, with much coming from sales of his books

Favourite Film: Casablanca and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

He carries a tiny Madonna and child statute 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

Favourite Music: 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 loves to play Scrabble and poker

He doesn't drink coffee and rarely drinks alcohol

As a teenager he took drugs including marijuana

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

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

His House in Chicago has four fire places

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

As Tech-Savvy Prez:
Obama launched a regular weekly broadcast on Youtube. His address focused largely on the economic crisis, has already been seen by nearly 8,00,000 people in the last two days.

Many are comparing Obama to Franklin Roosevelt who also used new technology to reach out to people. Then it was Radio. Obama may even create a post of Chief Technology Officer, in his administration.

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OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)

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