How much do you know about former President Barack Obama? Whether you love the guy, loathe him or remain indifferent, there is no denying his poise under pressure. His life before the presidency groomed him for it. He is well-spoken and respected among his peers, regardless of the partisan politicizing.
Find out 12 things you didn’t know about Barack Obama.
The name Barack means “blessing” in Arabic. When it comes to popular baby names, Barack ranked 4,184 in 2018 according to Baby Center. This is up by 13,694 from 2017.
2. During his Indonesia stay, young Obama ate bizarre foods like roasted grasshoppers, dog meat, and snake meat.
We can imagine that it must be hard to stay grounded when you occupy such a challenging political position as being the President of the United States. To help with this, Barack Obama carries a couple of things — on Air Force One, Marine One, etc. — that he considers lucky charms.
The first is a Madonna with Jesus (as in Mary and Jesus vs. “Like a Virgin” Madonna) statuette, and the second is a bracelet from a soldier in the United States military. This is because Barack always wants to be reminded of his faith and the sacrifice that Americans have made to forge the ideological American dream of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.