If you’re a person who enjoys the occasional refreshing Mountain Dew, you probably shouldn’t read this article. No matter who you believe… it doesn’t end pretty.
An Illinois man, Roland Ball, alleges that he popped the top on a can of Mountain Dew and found a dead mouse inside. He’d purchased the soda in November 2009. He’s suing Pepsi Co.
Pepsi, on the other hand, says Ball’s claim is impossible — because a dead mouse would dissolve if submerged in Mountain Dew over an extended period of time.
Yes, you read that right. Pepsi is claiming that their soda, the soda that they want you to pour down your esophagus into your stomach as often as possible, has enough acid in it to dissolve a carcass.
Pepsi had a veterinary pathologist weigh in. The expert testified that if there was truly a mouse in the can, which was sealed and shipped in April 2008, the body would have turned into a “jelly-like substance” by the time it was purchased over a year later.
In case you were wondering, Ball did take a sip of the mouse-pop. He claims he noticed a “foul taste,” poured the drink into a cup… and discovered the rodent. He’s seeking $50,000.
We’re never drinking soda again, thanks.