Eeny posted an entry that listed a number of hints to get you through life, but one of them reminded me of a funny true story:
Helpful Hint #1I had to laugh at hint #1. When Shannon and I first met I told her a story of how I nearly choked to death on an ice cube, but part way through the near death experience it dawned on me that if I just wait a moment the heat of my own body will melt said cube and I'd be fine. And so I was. On the down side, if you have ever done this, you would know about the extreme cold headache that you'll receive that seems to last forever.
If you are choking on an ice cube, don't panic.
Simply pour a jug of boiling water down your throat and presto!
The blockage is almost instantly removed.