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16 incredible rooftop bars

One good thing about humanity's obsession with building enormous numbers of buildings? More rooftops, which means more rooftop bars.

How The Rock became 'Hercules'

To convincingly yell "I am Hercules!" in his new action movie, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson had to do more than warm up his vocal chords.

Neon signs are dying, but our appreciation isn't

A few years ago, Brian Daniel was driving around Los Angeles when he spotted a neon sign for a random storage facility. The red stick figures carrying yellow boxes glowed from the mundane building. It was like it was screaming out to him.

Morgan Freeman inhales helium on Fallon show

You know the voice of Morgan Freeman: commanding, firm, resonant. He's even played God. What if it's on helium? Call it "undignified." Freeman did.

ISIS destroys Jonah's tomb in Iraq, officials say

If you blink during the video, you might miss the moment an explosion destroys what is said to have been the tomb of Jonah, a key figure in Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

Comic-con: Ben Affleck's 'Batman' makes an appearance

Attendees at 2014's San Diego Comic-Con have gotten up close and personal with Ben Affleck's Batman.

Viral Video: Groovin' grandpa gets down

We dare you to try not to smile watching the groovin' grandpa dance his way into hearts. He is a man who may need two canes to get around, but not to "get down."

Sarah McLachlan on parenting, sex and the 'have it all' debate

Sarah McLachlan, the Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter whose ballads helped so many of us through heartache, breakups and loss, was barely out of her teenage years when her first album was released back in 1988.

McCain: Prolonged Arizona execution was 'torture'

The prolonged execution of Arizona death row inmate Joseph Wood was tantamount to torture, Sen. John McCain said.

Pope to visit Philadelphia next year for conference

Pope Francis accepted the invitation of Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput to attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next year, the Catholic News Service reported Friday.