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Jess Thom is one of the 10 percent of people with Tourette's syndrome who also have coprolalia -- the tendency to involuntarily blurt out curse words. Her most frequent tic words include "f**k" and "biscuit," but her tics also cause her to utter brilliant, hilarious and obscene phrases, which she's started collecting on her website, Tourettes Hero.

The site includes a searchable index of Thom's best tics, including fan-submitted illustrations of some of the more colorful phrases.

Tourettes Hero is also Thom's superhero alter ego -- costume and all -- which she adopted for speaking engagements and classroom visits to help educate people about an often-misunderstood condition shared by hundreds of thousands of people worldwide and "change the world one tic at a time."

(Sorta not safe for work, f**king biscuits.)

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Some Middle Eastern Pizza Hut locations are now serving "Crown Crust" pizzas with a regal ring of cheeseburgers or chicken tenders cooked right into the crust. It's two great tastes that devastate your digestive system great together!

It looks like the combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell was just the first step down a slippery slope toward the eventual fast food singularity.

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New Yorker Zack Hample's collection of more than 5,800 baseballs, both home runs and fouled balls, is the largest in the world. "Yes, I'm obsessed," admits Hample, who's snagged balls since 1990. His only goal during baseball season is to hit as many Major League stadiums as possible and snag at least a thousand balls -- and his success relies on a carefully honed combination of preparation, ingenuity, and pure dumb luck.

"If the White Sox come out early for batting practice, I'm going to throw on my White Sox gear and start shouting at them," he says. But he'll happily switch gear depending on the team. Some of the players make a game out of throwing him the ball: "It's cool to be connected to all these guys. It's my own version of fantasy baseball, where I get to interact and play with numbers and feel like I'm a part of it somehow." Hample also has a rigged mitt, and he yells at foreign players in their native languages.

If you've read this far and consider Hample a Major League distraction, or just a jackass ballhawk, take note: He's written three books about baseball, and he's also started an initiative through which people pledge a dollar amount for every ball he collects. He donates the proceeds to Pitch in for Baseball, a charity that provides baseball equipment to underprivileged kids around the world. "I just love baseball," Hample says, "and I feel like I would be going to games regardless and just being obsessed with the sport."

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French Socialist presidential candidate François Hollande -- who leads incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy after the first round of voting -- has co-opted Jay-Z and Kanye West's anthem "Ni*as In Paris" for his latest campaign ad. The song backgrounds footage that shows Hollande campaigning in the outer Parisian suburbs among people of various ethnic backgrounds, as they hold up their voter registration cards. And Slate helpfully points out: "Creil," one of the suburbs Hollande campaigns in during the ad, is pronounced "cray" as in, "That sht Creil."

Despite the perhaps questionable song choice, Hollande's general play is a smart one -- Sarkozy has a lousy history with the outer regions of the Paris metro area, where a high percentage of racial minority and immigrant populations live. The next round of voting is May 6.

(Not Safe For Work, Kanye and Jay-Z)

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