What if some of the funny moments of your childhood were made public to your colleagues at work and the rest of the world? Today, we bring you 12 fun facts about President Barack Hussein Obama, the 44thPresident of the United Statesand the first African-American to hold the office. Let’s discover them together:
1. Barack has Been Called Many Things.
His first name, Barack, means “blessed” in Swahili and was also his Kenyan father’s name.His childhood nickname was Barry until his university days when he began asking to be addressed by his full name.
Also, he was known as “O’Bomber” in high school for his skill at basketball.His grandmother also nicknamed him “Bear.”
Obama’s schoolmates in Indonesia would sometimes call him “Curly Eyelashes” because of his full lashes.