So apparently Pepsi is being sued by a Madison County, Illinois man who claims he found a mouse in his Mountain Dew. I know, pretty horrible right? But Pepsi came up with a hell-ova defense. They said if a mouse ever makes it into a drinking can, you would NEVER know you were drinking a mouse.
Pretty weird defense, but it’s the truth. Apparently back in 2009, Ronal Ball said that he drank a can of Mountain Dew from a vending machine at his work place. After drinking the soda, he started to vomit and began to feel extremely ill. He didn’t know why this was affecting him so much, so he poured the soda in a styrofoam cup, and a body of a mouse fell out of the can. .. … allegedly.
So what happened? Well, he called the 1-800 assistance number found in the back of the cans. He said that the company then sent out an adjuster and he retrieved the mouse. Mr. Ball asked to have the mouse back but Pepsi Co. waited until the mouse had decomposed so he couldn’t use it as evidence in court ಠ_ಠ
So could this be a real case of – mouse in a can horrible multimillion dollar lawsuit? Probably, the case made its way to the courts, but Pepsi continues to say that there is no way in hell this mouse made it into one of the cans. Why? Simple chemistry of course!
Pepsi said that the mouse would have dissolved in the soda before Mr. Ball even opened the can. The chemicals that make Pepsi, … Pepsi, dissolve anything inside the drink – Pepsi is named after its digestive enzyme Pepsin. If the mouse did make it into the can Mr. Ball would have been drinking mouse jelly and wouldn’t even know it. Via Brendan Koerner