He collects Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian comics He was known as "O'Bomber" at high school for his skill at basketball His name means "one who is blessed" in Swahili. He is left-handed - the 6th post-war president to be left-handed. He has read every Harry Potter book. He owns a set of red boxing gloves autographed by Muhammad Ali He worked in a Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop as a teenager and now can't stand ice cream His favourite snacks are chocolate-peanut protein bars He ate dog meat, snake meat, and roasted grasshopper while living in Indonesia He promised Michelle he would quit smoking before running for president - he didn't. He kept a pet ape called Tata while in Indonesia He carries a tiny Madonna and child statue and a bracelet belonging to a soldier in Iraq for good luck. He applied to appear in a black pin-up calendar while at Harvard but was rejected by the all-female committee. His favourite films are Casablanca and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. As a teenager he took drugs including marijuana and cocaine. His favourite music includes Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Bach and The Fugees He enjoys Scrabble and poker. He hates the youth trend for trousers which sag beneath the backside. He repaid his student loan only four years ago after signing his book deal. Daughter Malia's godmother is Jesse Jackson's daughter Santita He says his worst habit is constantly checking his BlackBerry He owns four identical pairs of black size 11 shoes. He was given the code name "Renegade" by his Secret Service handlers. He plans to install a basketball court in the White House grounds.