100 Fun Facts About Obama for 100 Days as Prez

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1. He watches HBO’s “Entourage”

2. He predicted UNC to win the Final Four

3. He rooted for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Superbowl

4. His favorite basketball player is his daughter Sasha

5. He plans to vacation on Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts

6. He and Bill Cosby are the only people  to ever get free food from Ben’s Chili Bowl

7. He reads Harry Potter stories to his daughters

8. He goes to Wizards games and roots for the Chicago Bulls

9. He cursed and used the n-word in his audio book, “Dreams From My Father”

10. He has Jay Z and Ludacris on his iPod

11. He is a fan of show-tunes and gave an iPod full of them to the Queen of England

12. He loves playing Scrabble

13. He moved to Chicago and worked as a director of the Developing Communities Project after college

14. The top contributors to his presidential campaign include Goldman Sachs, University of California, Citigroup Inc., Harvard University, Moveon.org and Time Warner.

15. He was introduced to dog meat (tough), snake meat (tougher), and roasted grasshopper in Indonesia

16. “His first car had so much rust that there was a rusted hole in the passenger door” –Michelle Obama

17. He says his favorite children’s book is “Where the Wild Things Are”

18. He calls himself a mutt

19. His favorite president is Abraham Lincoln

20. His first date with wife, Michelle Obama was a movie. “Do The Right Thing”

21. His height is 6′ 1½”

22. His sister is a teacher

23. He learned how to play cricket in Trinidad and Tobago

24. He owns a pair of boxing gloves signed by Muhammad Ali

25. He was born at the Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women & Children

26. He traveled to Kenya in 1988 and met many of his paternal relatives

27. He traveled back to Kenya as a Senator in 2006 and was given a hero’s welcome

28. He has a beer named after him in Kenya

29. He directed Illinois’ Project Vote in 1992

30. He collects Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian comics

31. He has a comic book with Spiderman and a Barack the Barbarian comic book.

32. His favorite meal is wife Michelle’s shrimp linguini

33. He worked in a Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop as a teenager. Now he can’t stand ice cream

34. His daughter Sasha, on the other hand, is a big fan of ice cream

35. His favorite snacks are chocolate-peanut protein bars

36. He is the first President with a Blackberry

37. He uses an Apple Mac laptop

38. He is left-handed

39. His daughter’s name, Malia, is a Hawaiian name

40. He gets his hair cut once a week

41. His favorite musical artists are Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan

42. His favorite show is “The Wire”

43. His favorite artist is Pablo Picasso

44. His grandfather was affiliated with the Kenyan revolutionary Mau Mau movement

45. He and his wife donated $25,000 to the United Negro College fund

46. He changed his name from Barry back to Barack in College to assert his identity

47. He majored in Political Science at Columbia University

48. He was in the Black Student’s Union at both Occidental and Columbia

49. His late father was a senior economist for the Kenyan government

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

51. His favorite drink is black forest berry iced tea

52. In high school, he was known as “Barry”

53. He likes Beyonce’s song, “Single Ladies”

54. His daughter,Malia’s godmother is Jesse Jackson’s daughter, Santita

55. He can’t bowl

56. He hit three straight three-pointers at a military base

57. He would have liked to be an architect if he were not a politician

58. He can speak Spanish

59. He kept a pet ape called Tata while in Indonesia

60. He can bench press an impressive 200lbs

61. He applied to appear in a black pin-up calendar while at Harvard but was rejected by the all-female committee.

62. He was given the code name “Renegade” by his Secret Service handlers

63. He doesn’t like young people wearing baggy pants

64. He can’t grow facial hair, only whiskers

65. He wears Hart Schaffner Marx suits

66. His father grew up herding goats

67. His maternal grandfather fought in World War II

68. He was only one of three black students at Punahou Academy, in Hawaii

69. He saw his father only once in 1971 for a Christmas visit

70. He is distantly related to Vice President Dick Cheney

71. His high school yearbook picture inscription thanks “Tut,” “Gramps,” and the “Choom Gang.” Choom is Hawaiian slang for “pot smoking”

72. His paternal grandfather was outright opposed to his son’s marriage to Ann Durnham because he thought his son was neglecting his ex-wife and two children in Kenya. He was also concerned that Ann was white

73. Some of his maternal ancestors were slave owners

74. He did a good imitation of Jesse Jackson while he was at Harvard

75. He does a good job imitating Marlon Brando in “The Godfather”

76. His schoolmates in Indonesia nicknamed him “Curly Eyelashes”

77. He used to work in construction

78. He once said the three men he admired the most were Mahatma Gandhi, Abraham Lincoln, and Martin Luther King, Jr

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

80. His favorite book is “Moby-Dick” by Herman Melville

81. His parents met in Russian class

82. He enjoys playing poker.

83. He is distantly related to Brad Pitt

84. He used to drive a Chrysler 300m

85. He watches his daughter Sasha’s basketball games

86. He is the first President to appear on a late night talk show

87. He has said many of his friends in Indonesia were “street urchins”

88. He was nicknamed “Bear” by his late grandmother

89. He owns four identical pairs of black, size 11 shoes

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

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

92. Before he moved to the White House, he drove a Ford Escape Hybrid

93. His cousin on Michelle’s side is a rabbi

94. His old desk in his Senate office once belonged to Robert Kennedy

95. His daughter Sasha’s real name is Natasha

96. He has seven half-brothers and sisters in Kenya from his father’s other marriages

97. He worked as a summer associate at the Sidley Austin law firm in Chicago

98. He lost a Congressional election in Illinois to Bobby Rush in 2000

99. He answers one letter a day from people across the country

100. His favorite dish to cook is chili

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