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Ex-Champ Arrested at NYC Eating Contest
Offbeat  (tags: hot dog, eating champion, Coney Island, ex-champion, arrested, contract dispute, Fourth of July )

- 1915 days ago -
A Japanese eating champion who sat out this year's Coney Island Fourth of July hot dog contest appearently couldn't resist the temptation to show off anyway - and got arrested. Six-time champion Takeru Kobayashi was sitting in a jail cell Sunday after the
104-Year-Old Strongman Dies After Being Hit By Car
Offbeat  (tags: coney island, Strongman, dies, hit by car, 104 years old )

- 2091 days ago -
A famed strongman who once lifted 3,200 pounds at Coney Island during its heyday and was still bending quarters with his fingers at age 104 died Monday after he was hit by a minivan.

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