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10 amazing things you probably didn’t know about Obama. 

As Obama ends his second tenure. Here are 10 random facts about him you should know. 

10. He is the first U.S. president to tweet. His account @BarackObama currently has over 80 million followers.

 9.  He has read every Harry Potter book.

 8.  He promised Michelle he would quit smoking before running for president – he didn’t.

 7.  He would have liked to have been an architect if he were not a politician.

 6.  His name means “one who is blessed” in Swahili

 5.  Obama’s favorite sport is basketball. With his 6’1 ½ height; it adds to his advantage on the basketball court.

 4. Growing up, he collected Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian comics.

 3.  He carries a tiny Madonna and child statue and a bracelet belonging to a soldier in Iraq for good luck.

 2.  He doesn’t drink coffee and rarely drinks alcohol

1. Obama won Best Spoken Word Album Grammy Awards for abridged audiobook versions of Dreams from My Father in February 2006 and for The Audacity of Hope in February 2008. He beat Bill Clinton who was seeking his third Grammy with Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World, a call to public service.

Which one surprised you? 

Do well to let us know what you thought of the list. 


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