The White House Flickr Set 2013

19 Things We Learned From These Behind-the-Scenes White House Photos

Obama isn't above touristy photo ops.

Who knew President Barack Obama was so into birthdays and football, or that his Oval Office phone is — gasp — not cordless? The White House Flickr account provides an intimate look at the first family, with behind-the-scenes pictures of the president, first lady, and everyday moments that take place at 1600 Pennsylvania. In this collection of photos from this past August through December, take a look at some of the surprising and hilarious things we learned about Obama and his family.