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Heimlich maneuver

[hahym-lik]

Emergency procedure for dislodging a foreign body from a choking victim's throat, devised by the U.S. surgeon Henry J. Heimlich. It is used only when the airway is totally obstructed, as shown by inability to speak or breathe. The rescuer reaches around the victim from behind, grasps one fist in the other just below the victim's rib cage, and makes several upward thrusts into the victim's belly. This expels the foreign object with air from the victim's own lungs. An unconscious victim is laid faceup and the thrusts are given by a kneeling or squatting rescuer.

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Heimlich's Chew Chew Train is a slow moving train-type ride inside "a bug's land" at Disney's California Adventure Park at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.

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Guests board a train in the shape of Heimlich, the German-accented caterpillar from Pixar's A Bug's Life. Heimlich's tendency to overeat is the theme of the ride, as the train appears to eat through oversized portions of human foods: candy corn, animal crackers, carrots, Brussels sprouts and watermelon. Appropriate scents accompany the giant food sets. At the ride's end, Heimlich bids riders farewell and reminds them to eat their fruits and vegetables.

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