Mountain Dew Can Supposedly Dissolve a Mouse Corpse, Pepsi Claims

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The soda should turn a dead mouse into a "jelly-like substance," they say

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Pepsi Co. is being sued by a man who claims to have found a dead mouse in his Mountain Dew can, but Pepsi's defense is a bit more disgusting, if possible.

According to the Madison County Record, "Ronald Ball claims that after opening and beginning to drink soda he purchased from a vending machine at work, he tasted something foul. He claims he spat out the soda to reveal a dead mouse."

Ball then claims he sent the mouse to Pepsi, which destroyed the mouse.

Pepsi's defense? The "mouse would have dissolved in the soda" by the time Ball drank it, their sources say. Indeed, the mouse carcass would've become a "jelly-like substance," LegalNewsline reports.

Perhaps this effect has something to do with the flame-retardant ingredient in sodas? Either way, we're not sure if this is the best argument for Pepsi to make, publicity-wise.

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