Ears. We all have them. But chances are that your ears aren’t nearly as famous, or as widely discussed, as those of President Barack Obama. (Except for you, Spock and Vincent Van Gogh. Settle down.) That’s mostly due to Obama himself; he jokes about his own ears as a way to show people that, though he is the most popular, powerful person in the world, he’s humble enough to tell one self-deprecating joke about himself over and over again. Herewith, a look at some notable events in the life of Barack Obama’s ears.