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Nicholas Carey
01-03-2012, 08:03 PM
To quote Police Chief Marge Gunderson in the movie Fargo some years back, " I'm not sure I agree with you a hundred percent on your police work, there, Lou."



Pepsi is being sued by a Madison County, Illinois man who claims he found a mouse in his Mountain Dew. Ho-hum, right? But wait, Pepsi came up with the greatest defense ever: you'll never know you're drinking mouse!

A little back story. In 2009, Ronald Ball says he bought a can of Mountain Dew from a vending machine at work. The soda made him violently ill, and he began throwing up he claims. He poured the soda in a styrofoam cup, and, well, there was a mouse. Or so he says.
Pepsi has moved to dismiss the case,according to the Madison St. Clair Record (http://www.madisonrecord.com/news/240607-pepsico-granted-more-time-to-plead-in-mouse-in-mountain-dew-case). Why, you ask? It cited expert testimony that the mouse would have dissolved in the soda before Ball ever had the chance to drink it.

Wait, so, is Pepsi's defense basically that you'd never know if there was a mouse in your soda? Kind of.

Pepsi's expert says the mouse would have become a "jelly like (http://www.legalnewsline.com/news/227856-mt.-dew-mouse-would-be-jelly-like-pepsi-argues)" substance long before Ball ever popped the top.

That's not mouse. It's just mouse jelly. Which also sounds delicious! Let's all drink a soda.

[Madison St Clair Record (http://www.madisonrecord.com/news/240607-pepsico-granted-more-time-to-plead-in-mouse-in-mountain-dew-case) via Brendan Koerner (https://twitter.com/brendankoerner/status/153940062256640001)]

David G
01-03-2012, 10:53 PM
It's also incorrect.

Having working - in my teen years - in a CocaCola bottling plant, I know we got several bottles of Coke returned with whole mice in them. Problem is - they crawl in to eat the sugary residue, then get trapped. The bottle washing machine will clean most things - but can't sluice a dead mouse back out thru that narrow opening. But, they definitely don't 'melt.' Maybe... if left a very, very long time...