Question of the day

May 30, 2016

Our last question asked: A 96-year-old man just made the news for using something named after him to save a life. Who was he/what was he credited with developing?  Dr. Henry Heimlich, who invented -- you guessed it -- the Heimlich maneuver, never actually used the maneuver on a person until last Monday; Heimlich was eating dinner at his retirement community when the woman next to him began choking on her food.

Congrats to Elisha Fieldstadt of NBC News for being the very first to answer that correctly (and sharing their report on the story)! Honorable mentions go out to these wonderful people for also getting it right: Dan Rosenbaum (who calls Heimlich "my main squeeze"), Jessica M. Pasko (who adds "Wanna go down a rabbit hole? Read about the feud w/ his son"), Mark EdwardsNoelle Primavera (who describes it thusly: "Heimliched by Heimlich"), Roger Seay (who also notes that Heimlich is Arthur Murray's son-in-law), Mark Gibbs (who suggests Heimlich calls it the "Me Maneuver"), Chris Lombardi (who predicts Heimlich was the "saviour of the nursing home"), Laura Kath (who adds the very appropriate hashtag #chokedup), Maureen MacGregor (who touchingly informs us that "I owe him everything" after "Someone gave my 6 year old one of those hard candy balls" -- so glad for your happy ending, Maureen!), Dagmar EbaughLucia A. Walinchus (whose answer was "the bad news: you're choking. The good news: you're next to Dr. Heimlich"), Cindi LashMargo HowardM Edward/Ed Borasky and Ron Casalotti (who quips that Heimlich "proved he doesn't choke under pressure").

As for today's question, here it is: According to the New York Times, what type of unusual turf war is brewing in New York City, just in time for the heat of summer?

Click here to submit your answers to @MuckRack. IMPORTANT: If you choose not to click that link, please include the word "answer" in your tweet so we can find it (the link will automatically do so for you)! 

... We’ll announce the winners in the next Daily!

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