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Personal emails obtained by Syrian opposition activists from two secret accounts over a period of nine months are said to have been penned by Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and his wife, Asma.

Among the many things they reveal -- a duplicitous attitude towards promised reforms, detailed advice from Iran on handling the uprisings, and extravagant jewellery and furniture purchases -- is perhaps the most enlightening piece of intel about Assad's personality: He's a Chris Brown fan.

According to The Guardian, which has poured over the thousands of emails, the Syrian tyrant used a secret iTunes account to purchase his very own copy of Chris Brown's hit single "Look at Me Now."

Other songs that tickled Assad's fancy: "Don't Talk Just Kiss" by Right Said Fred, "Bizarre Love Triangle" by New Order, and "God Gave Me You" by Blake Shelton, which Assad forwarded to his wife.

Perhaps the most telling song in Assad's iTunes arsenal, however, is LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know It," which he bought back in January.

He is also on record as having purchased Part 2 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which clearly speaks to his inner Voldemort. 

[guardian.]

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How About That of the Day: A "lightning flower" is a Lichtenberg Figure -- or electric discharge pattern -- that occurs on the skin of lightning strike victims, most likely as a result of small capillaries bursting from the intensity of the bolt's current.

Also: Automatic winner of any barroom scar story battle.

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How About That of the Day: La Bougie du Sapeur (Sapper's Candle) -- named after a French comic-book character born on Leap Day -- is a satirical newspaper founded in 1980 which is published only once every four years, on February 29th.

Jean d'Indy, editor of the quadrennial newspaper, says h

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Well This Is Something You Don't See Every Day of the Day: of the Day: YouTuber TypiKelly -- who doesn't quite get the purpose of subtitles -- interviews her white Jamaican dad.

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Fun Fact of the Day: As first pointed out by an unnamed Harvard music major, the song used to score the anti-gay, Christian-centric political ad released this week by GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry was heavily inspired by composer Aaron Copland's

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How About That of the Day: Jacob Anthony Saydeh was born today, the 11th day of the 11th month of 2011 at precisely 11:11 AM.

Wait, it gets better: The boy's mother, Danielle, is an Air Force vet -- and today just so happens to be Veterans Day

Aaaand baby Jacob weighed exactly 11 pounds, 11 ounces!

Nah, just josh

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How About That of the Day: 20 years and a day to the day that his father, Jack Buck, made the now-iconic "we'll see you tomorrow night" call after Kirby Puckett's walk-off homerun in Game 6 of the 1991 World Series, Joe Buck uses the exact same line following David Freese's insta-classic Game 6 homer. 

As you may recall, the Twins went on to win Game 7. W