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Zootopia is a 3D animated film by Walt Disney Pictures, released in 2016. It is not particularly noteworthy other than that, in the realm of animated family movies, it is better than average.

Judy Hopps, a rabbit, has an unusual dream; she wants to be a cop. While theoretically any animal in the country of Zootopia is as good as any other, cops have traditionally been large animals or predators, and definitely not bunnies. After a stereotypical…

'Work out' is a common English idiom and phrasal verb with diverse and unpredictable meanings.

1. On its own, 'work out' most often refers to exercise, particularly exercise that is done primarily for reasons of health or fitness rather than directly for pleasure. This meaning also has a noun form, workout.

2. It is common to use 'work out' to refer to solving a problem, either a technical problem (e.g., a math problem) or a social…

I asked an older patient recently, "What is a bruise?"

She thought about it and said, "I don't know."

A bruise is blood, bleeding. Old blood changes color and is reabsorbed by the body as it heals. But where does that blood come from?

Any tissue in the body can bleed. Even a tooth, if broken into the center.

So what is bleeding for MOST bruises?

Muscle. Muscle, muscle, muscle, tendon, ligament, fascia, occasionally bone if broken and…

What We Found in the Sofa and How it Saved the World
By Henry Clark
LittleBrown, 2013

What We Found in the Sofa and How it Saved the World is a children's science fiction novel, targeted, roughly, at 10-15 year olds. It is silly and lighthearted, but also a bit dark at parts. It is wonderful throughout.

Three friends (well, mostly friends, sometimes), River, Freak, and Fiona discover a couch…