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Chinese Kids Grew Up With This ‘Ancient’ Cough Remedy, Now New Yorkers are Obsessed With It

Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa cough syrup

Chinese pharmaceutical firm Kingworld Medicines Group saw its shares skyrocket Monday after it was revealed that New Yorkers have been buying a significant amount of its popular cough syrup.

The Hong Kong-listed company’s stock closed with over a 27% increase Monday following an article that was published last week by the Wall Street Journal discussing the popularity of “Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa cough syrup.”

Elderly Couple Caught Smuggling Hundreds Cockroaches Through Airport in China

An airport in China seized a bag filled with hundreds of cockroaches that belonged to a senior couple who claimed that the insects were to be used for cosmetic purposes. The inconspicuous package passed through a security checkpoint in Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport on Saturday.

Little did the airport security know that the unassuming white plastic bag within the package contained about 200 live cockroaches in it. According to Shanghaiist, one cockroach managed to skitter out of the container, frightening one unfortunate female staff in the process.