15 Times TV Shows Actually Saved (or Ruined) Lives

It’s no secret that television has a unique ability to capture our attention and entertain us. But what many people don’t realize is that it can also be a powerful tool for saving lives. From the heart-warming stories of people being saved by their favorite shows to the life-saving advice given by television personalities, television has the potential to be a real life-saver. This list is a compilation of some of the most incredible stories of people whose lives were saved (uh, and ruined) by television. From the British man who avoided a heart attack after watching City Hospital to the German doctor who diagnosed a man with severe heart failure after watching House, these stories prove that television can be more than just entertainment. These stories also remind us of, say, the importance of getting checked out if we think something is wrong, and that we should never underestimate the power of television. So, the next time you’re watching your favorite show, remember that it might just save your life.

When TV saves lives (or destroys them) SpongeBob SquarePants A 13-year-old autistic student from Staten Island, New York, was able to save his classmate from choking by using the Heimlich maneuver, which he had learned from an episode of the show. CRACKED

TV pays off: Dad saves daughter’s life with ‘Office’-inspired CPR.

When TV saves lives (or destroys them) The Office An Indiana man was able to save his daughter's life by using CPR, which he had learned from watching an episode of The Office. The family then started trying to spread the word about how important CPR is. CRACKED