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President Obama reveals 25 things not known about him

Washington, Tue, 06 Nov 2012 ANI

Washington, Nov. 6 (ANI): Barack Obama has given away 25 surprising tidbits about himself, which the media and the public are unaware of.

The 51-year-old democrat said that he was the first president to ever tweet and gushed about his 22 million followers.

He then told about how he taught his daughter Sasha to shoot a three-pointer in basketball, Us magazine reported.

Obama said that he is left-handed and is a die-hard Chicago White Sox fan.

He also recalled the day when he threw out the first pitch at the Washington Nationals' home opener in 2010, he agreed to wear a Nationals jacket-but only with his White Sox hat.

At his instructions, their dog Bo has been given a free rein in the West Wing.

He went to say that he will never forget his favourite teacher, Ms. Hefty, whom he had in fifth grade.

He admitted that his favourite campaign events were when he gets to sit around someone's kitchen table and have a real conversation with them about the issues affecting their lives.

He confessed that 'Homeland' is his favourite TV show.

He then spoke about his amusement at being bear-hugged by a Republican pizza shop owner in Florida. However, he's not sure how the Secret Service felt about it.

The things that he misses most about growing up in Hawaii is bodysurfing and eating shaved ice, he said.

One of the things people ask him about the most when he's on the campaign trail is the White House Honey Ale beer recipe.

He has never missed a parent-teacher conference since he became President of US.

One of his most humbling moments as president was having the privilege of awarding the Medal of Honor to members of US armed forces, who have distinguished themselves by going beyond the call of duty.

He said that Apples were his favourite healthy snack and he always had a bowl of them in the Oval Office.

He reads 10 letters everyday from constituents across the country, as it helps him remind of the people he's fighting for on a daily basis.

He added that his daughters tease him about wearing his BlackBerry in a holster connected to his belt.

His favourite place in the White House is the Truman Balcony overlooking the South Lawn.

He said that he and his daughter Malia read all of the Harry Potter books together.

His first car was his grandfather's car, a 1970 Ford Granada.

Obama said that when the family moved to the White House, the girls were pretty young, so they put a swing set outside of the Oval Office to allow him to watch them play after school.

He revealed that his first kiss with wife Michelle was outside a Baskin-Robbins ice cream shoppe in Chicago's Hyde Park.

He said he likes listening to Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder and the Rolling Stones on his iPod while he was working out.

And though his first daughter Malia had entered high school this year, he is not looking forward to when she's old enough to go to prom.

He said that one of his favorite memories from his time at the White House is when his daughters and he had a snowball fight on the South Lawn during Snowmageddon. (ANI)



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