TV Is Good For You of the Day: 12-year-old Miriam Starobin saved her choking friend Allyson Golden’s life by performing the Heimlich maneuver, which she says she learned from an episode of SpongeBob.
From the New York Post:
Miriam said she remembered seeing a cartoon episode involving SpongeBob’s neighbor Squidward when she was a little girl.
“It was like a flash right in my eyes. I saw in my head Squidward with his clarinet lodged in his throat and then SpongeBob does the Heimlich maneuver and the clarinet comes flying out of his mouth,” she said.