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Obama's ChiaThe Chia Obama sparked controversy earlier this year when Walgreens pulled the potted presidential head from its shelves.

But Chia Pet creator Joe Pedott told WGN-AM 720's John Williams on Tuesday that he presented President Barack Obama with a Chia Obama of his own last month in Indianapolis.

Word of the plant with the growable green hair apparently hadn't reached the president.

"What's a Chia Obama?" Pedott quoted Obama as saying.

You can listen to the interview at chicago tribune.com/chiaobama.The number5 Sticking to tradition, recipients used just five words in their acceptance speeches at the 13th annual Webby Awards in New York on Monday.

"Creativity is a renewable resource," Twitter co-founder Biz Stone said in accepting the honor for breakout of the year.

Also, Jimmy Fallon on his award for using the Internet to promote his new "Late Night" gig: "Thank God Conan got promoted." And Huffington Post's Arianna Huffington, accepting for best political blog: "I didn't kill newspapers, OK?"

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-talk-small-talk-10jun10,0,1773187.story
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