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.&13;
OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)&13;&13;