Posts Tagged ‘gum’

Did You Ever Know That You're My SpongeBob?

A 12-year-old in Long Island saved her best friend’s life last Tuesday with a good old fashioned Heimlich. I would be remiss to not immediately share a smattering of Google image results for the Heimlich Maneuver:

Now 12-year-olds may be saving lives every day. I don’t know. I’m a gracefully aging twenty-something. What’s exceptional about this story is that the old adage “You’ll never learn anything useful from a talking sponge” has once again been proven erroneous. Turns out, seventh-grader Miriam Starobin picked-up the procedure from everyone’s favorite Bikini Bottom resident, one SpongeBob SquarePants.

According to the Long Island heroine, after a riotous laugh during an ambitious gum chewing, friend and fellow music class seat-warmer Allyson Golden had taken to the ground and begun flailing her legs wildly in panic. At that point, with the adrenaline pumping, Starobin knew whose pants she had to wear (courtesy of the New York Post):

“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.

“I had no clue what I was doing until it was done.”

Luckily, Ms. Starobin is not one to passively watch television. She sits there and soaks it all up like a… fresh patch of sod.