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With no access to the Internet or television, Bin Laden regularly held vegetable growing competitions among his children. If the plants were particularly superior to the others, he would award them with prizes.
Osama hated everything about America. Except Volleyball. 6'4, tall, and lanky, he never allowed anyone who was better than him to play on the same team!
During the past decade, one of Bin Laden's wives had to deliver four children. Since she spoke Arabic and not Urdu, the official language of Pakistan, when they would arrive at the hospital Osama would tell the doctors that his wife was both deaf and dumb in order to avoid any suspicion.
After 9/11, Osama shaved his recognizable beard to avoid detection. When a policeman pulled his car over, Bin Laden's driver quickly dissipated the situation with a few words before the policeman could identify him.
Osama was well-known for sporting a cowboy hat during his outdoor endeavors around his compound. This hat served two purposes. When it was not keeping the sun out of his eyes, it was intended to block his physical features from spy satellites.
It was reported for years that Osama was sick. People said that he required a dialysis machine to sustain him for quite a long time. It was revealed that Osama sometimes complained of pain the heart and kidneys, but he never visited a doctor.
Interestingly enough, whenever Osama felt unwell, he treated himself with traditional Arab medicine (Tibbi-i-Nabawi). Also, whenever he felt sluggish he would take some chocolate with an apple. Even a master of terror can have a sweet tooth.
Osama had a fully-stocked vending machines within his compound in Abbottabad where we has finally captured!
Osama's youngest children.
Many people say that Osama Bin Laden was a very good poet. There is no doubt that he had vast knowledge of the literature. He was passionate about writing poems. Some of his poems which have been found are in classical Arabic language.
His poems used to be very much influenced by the political movements and were touching sometimes. One of his poems was named as "The Travail of a Child Who Has Left the Land of Holy Shrines." In the year 2001, one of his video was released in which he was reciting one of his poems.
Osama bin Mohammad bin Awad bin Laden was one of the most dangerous militant that the world has ever seen. He was on top most slot of every most wanted list of different security agencies throughout the world.
Osama Bin Laden was the founder of the Islamist organization al-Qaeda. This militant group was responsible for many attacks in different parts of the world killing several civilians as well as the high-profile targets.
Osama's son Omar bin Laden with his wife.
There was a bounty of 25 million US dollars placed on Osama by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Osama was born on 10th March 1957 in a wealthy family in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Osama means "Young Lion" in Arabic.
Although Osama Bin Laden spent his childhood in a huge mansion, his initial days were very tough.
His father Mohammed Bin Awad Bin Laden was a very rich businessman in Saudi Arabia and had ten wives.