There has been some rather shocking news lately concerning the multi-national mega corporation Pepsi Co. and their highly popular beverage Mountain Dew. After reportedly finding a mouse in a Mountain Dew can in 2009, Ronald Ball from Illinois is in the process of suing the soft drink giant after finding a dead mouse in his soda can.Needless to say, Pepsi Co. is completely refuting his claims, saying that the mouse he found could not have been there as the drink is so acidic the mouse would have disintegrated before he opened it. The company says that the mouse carcass would have decomposed into a “jelly-like” substance.
Although Pepsi Co. is in opposition with Ron Balls claims, a mouse body disintegrating in a can of soda isn’t any better than finding a dead mouse inside. It is interesting to see that Pepsi Co. has no problem admitting to such an outrageous effect that could have been caused by their beverage. This information certainly says a lot about the products manufactured by the company. Here is a segment from a copy of Pepsi’s opposition to Ron Ball’s motion obtained by CBC News:
“As Dr. McGill explains, if a mouse is submerged in a fluid with the acidity of Mountain Dew, after 4 to 7 days in the fluid the mouse will have no calcium in its bones and bony structures, the mouse’s abdominal structure will rupture, and its cranial cavity (head) is also likely to rupture… By 30 days of exposure to the fluid, all of the mouse’s structures will disintegrate to the point where the structures (excepting possibly a portion of the tail) will not be recognizable and, therefore, the animal itself will not be recognizable. Instead, after 30 days in the fluid, the mouse will have been transformed into a ‘jelly-like’ substance.”
Hopefully people will not lose sight of the real news here. We have a mega corporation producing a liquid ingested by millions of people – liquid that is capable of disintegrating the body of a mouse. It is well known that soda is completely unhealthy and causes obesity diabetes, and all types of other health problems thanks to chemical additives and high sugar content, but this shocking information could very well be the tipping point for many soda-drinkers.
43 thoughts on “Pepsi Co. Admits Mouse Body Would Disintigrate from Mountain Dew”
That's one more reason for me to not drink any fizzy drinks like coke!
Only one thing makes me think: our stomach secrets gastric acids which are no less powerful than this drink and would break the mouse in much less time, so how can the acidity of those drinks harm us, really? I chose not to drink them because of the sugar content, which is not good for us.. and because I consistently avoid giveing my money to big corporations.
Indeed… I must say I was thinking the same thing.
I personally don't drink soda anymore because of the sugar/chemicals/artificial sweeteners.. but our stomach acid is far more acidic than this.. sure its probably not a good idea to have acidic stuff on our teeth/throat constantly but I think its blown out of proportion.
Their beverages are terrible without this news piece so no need to frame it like this 😛
It is very acidic which is not good for the body, stomach acid can also burn holes in objects, but it doesn't mean we should drink battery acid!
That is just stupid, betty. Tabasco sauce is so acidic, that it strips copper pennies completely. Try it! yet we can handle that. People can eat hoards of habaneros, etc. They do just fine. Our bodies are AMAZING machines capable of awesome things. We we treat it like a FEEBLE LITTLE GIRL, that's when things go wrong. Sure, be healthy, but don't go too far. that's bad. Our bodies need an occasional storm to weather otherwise it becomes severely weak.
Amazing and outrageous — one to discourage soda consumption for sure
Opening a can of Mt. Dew right now. DIET even 🙂
Well the next time I'm a dead mouse I'll be sure and avoid getting sealed inside a can of Mt. Dew for 4-7 days.
Discovered that Mountain Dew was great when diluted 50-50 with water — reduces acidity and sugar concentration.
Used to work in service industry with unfettered access to a soda fountain.
Oh my god, acid is acidic! Shock, horror, gasp! Someone help me disembowel myself, for I have a gut full of mouse eating acid… the doctors say it's natural, and all humans have it, but having read this really intelligent piece of news which isn't really a pathetically limp wristed circlejerk about fick all whatsoever, I refuse to believe them! Stupid, stupid, stupid. Acid is the devil, Soda his weapon of choice! But seriously people, Get.A.Life.
You're funny. I bet you love the mercury-filled HFCS in Mountain Dew as well.
I bet YOU wont live long. No matter what you do, you know nothing. I know people who lived healthy all their lives only to be stricken down by cancer. I know people who have smoked and abused alcohol all their lives only to live well past 100 with no problems. Get off your silly high horse. We don't ANYTHING. This article is just another side of propaganda.
Coca-Cola is shipped as a syrup in steel containers 6 inches thick. By the time it reaches its destination, the steel is 4 inches. Its more of a bleach, then a refreshment.
That is the biggest bunch of BS I've ever heard.
I worked in the food and beverage industry for years and know exactly how it comes. The syrup comes in two container types, either a steel keg that's less than 1/4" thick, or in sealed plastic containers.
If it were acidic enough to eat through 2" of steel during shipping, it would eat through the machinery used to produce it, the packaging used to deliver it, and the hoses and dispensers used to vendor it in syrup form until it's mixed with water at the dispensers. Not to mention it would be too toxic for human consumption at that point.
Do you have some credible source for that claim?
it makes a good toilet bowl cleaner too…
I would never consume this garbage.
Good then shut up and move on.
Meanwhile millions of people consume this..
I remember an obituary I once read of a young man of 36 or so, young husband and father who just fell down and died. Part of the obit said…"and you never saw him without a can of mountain dew in his hand".. Nuff said.
That's just stupid. You have no idea about the parameters of his death. You are making assumptions based on your stupid emotions. Nuff Said.
The acid in your stomach would do it quicker… so what's the problem here? The drink is much less acidic than a normal persons stomach.
I fail to see anything except some pretty dumb people if they think the acidity is a bad thing.
Oh MY GOODNESS!!!! Mountain Dew is Acidic!!! AHHHH!!!!
oh, wait… so are lemons, oranges, tomatoes, vinegar, and HALF OF THE OTHER FOODS ON THE FRIGGEN PH SCALE!!!
An acid, simply put, is just a solution that releases Hydrogen ions, (which are just protons). A 'strong' base is just as "dangerous" as a 'strong' acid…. and anyway, our gastric acid is even more acidic than lemon juice OR MOUNTAIN DEW, even to the point that it can burn your body if you get it outside of your stomach. That said, Mountain Dew is hardly good for your, but it's acidity (a PH of about 3ish, which is comparable to orange juice) has absolutely nothing to do with it being bad for you.
AND, to that guy who said about coke disintegrating 6 inch steel… wow… you seriously think that coke is that acidic? If it was that bad we'd all be dead. lol.
Firstly, Lemons become alkaline once in the body. Who drinks glasses of vinegar? You admit you are a chemist, but not a bio chemist. The 60 trillion cells within the human body have a negative charge on the cell membrane. The voltage/PH of a healty cell is -25 to -20 millivolts or a PH of 7.35 – 7.45.It rtakes 20 units of alikalinity to cancel out 1 unit of related aciidity. If you continuosly consume acidic drinks and food the body and stomach has to buffer acidity with alkaline minerals; hence, depleating the body of minerals and its alkaline charge. Therefore the body becomes overly acidic. For oxygen to be uptaken properly negatively charged ions or electrons are required. The majority of diseses and pathogens that harm human beings can only exist in a low oxygen acidic environment. Without oxygen the mitochondria cannot function properly. These are the conditions inwhich cancer is found.
Lastly, my brother used to work at Mc Donalds when he was young; they used Coca Cola to clean metal trays because it disintergrated dirt.
My grandfather drank soda most of his life. he drank it all day. he also smoked cigarettes and cigars up until he decided it was time for him to go at 101 years old. his bones were fine, he had no diseases. EXPLAIN THAT, CHEMIST?
You people think you know everything. YOU DON'T.
Joe Smith you sound like a child and as another poster commented. "The ignorant and the uneducated will resort to insulting others when faced with facts and points they cannot argue efficiently in a mature environment".
Someone who played Russian Roulette and pulled the trigger on an empty chamber could likewise claim guns can't kill you. Why can't anyone seem to use a little logic here?
Some of what you say is true, however none of it is particularly relevant at all. Chemist has a very important point which is mostly ignored: soaking a body in any acidic solution for days/weeks/months is going to cause changes and disintegration, and by itself means NOTHING!
Gee, whats wrong with drinking plain old (filtered) water?
Long term, the consistent consuming of acidic and acid forming foods and drinks may be a cause of Osteoporosis (Chalky weak bones) Everything in moderation. The way that many people drink sodas could not be called moderation. This goes for sugars and fats etc, etc
I haven't had a rodent come out of my kitchen faucet just florine & chlorine.
I have. Twice. More stuff comes out of your faucet than you know. Spiders, roaches, etc. especially their eggs. You just do not see them 🙂
What a check mate move which had Pepsi admitting to what could end up to be class action suit.So acidity that could dissolve a mouse huh! The only way for a mouse to end up in a can is for it to be placed or fallen into the can before the can is filled which should have had the can overflowing; at which point a safety measure should already have been a measure to cancel out any chance of this kin of thing from happening; All RIGHT WHY IS THIS CAN OVERFLOWING ? beep beep beep. Check and balance Camera's should Monitor any future gross accidents like this, from happening. There should be a class action law suit indeed. PLACED OR FALLEN ; ONE PERSON'S WILLFULLY PUTTING THE MOUSE OR THE WHOLE COMPANY not taking safer measures to safeguard the good faith of the Public;just think of all the millions who just take it on good faith they can pop the finger ring tap and drink. I 'm going to Have a COKE from now on
I really do hope they get sued… they are a disgusting company that pushed people to vote for Bush # 2 aka Obama. They sell poison then admit that their products are poison. I hope they go out of business… then again, even when presented with this news, most of the population will still drink Pepsi products because the majority of the population is retarded. RON PAUL 2012!
You are an idiot.
The ignorant and the uneducated will resort to insulting others when faced with facts and points they cannot argue efficiently in a mature environment.
Um, you guys are seriously lacking if you didn't already know this. This is the kind of stuff we leaned in grade school. Did you folk pay attention in grade school? APPARENTLY NOT. This is the problem with the country/world. You people are surprised by information you should ALREADY KNOW. I feel sorry for your kids!
"Mountain Dew, the number one choice among rodents!"
I am very interested in healthy living & am always amazed & how people resude to give up soda despite the facts. I never was a heavy soda drinker but whenever I had one-I would totally feel like I had something very unnatural-it's obvious that it's hard for alot of people to break old habits or give up the synthetic "high" they get fromthe caffeine & sugar rush, which is highly addictive. We were never meant to ingest this–it's some manmade poison-everyone KNOWS that-but if you're gonna drink it-then at least admit you're very addicted & not ready to give it up yet, rather than try to convince yourself & everyone else who COOL is it.Yeah right–as far as people living a long life with smoking & drinking coffee-power to them-but that was years ago-when the environment wasn't as polluted &the foodsback then not as chemciallyladen–very few people living nw on SHITTY diet will make it to 101. Diabetes, heart disease has tripled in thepast 100 years! Why is that!
This is the most ridiculous propagandistic article I've read in quite some time. It is absurd to me that people actual take as truth the insinuations presented in this piece. Of course sodas are acidic, of course they should be consumed with moderation. The rest of the points in the articles and comments I've read lack any sort of logic or reason.
Agreed — The same would have happened in Lemon or Orange juice 🙂 Lemon Juice is great for cleaning Stainless steel for that reason.
Not a shocker. I worked at a bottle redemption as my first job as a teen into young adult, I can tell you from experience that almost any carbonated drink can/will disintegrate a mouse. We found a mouse hanging 1/2 way out of the neck of an open beer bottle (bud), I was transporting it to the trash when it slid out of the bottle flipping end over end until it exploded on the floor like a water balloon, leaving a sloppy sludgy liquidy mess on the floor. Once it hit the floor you could not tell what it was, no bone fragments, nothing to tell what it was or if it was ever a living thing at one point, everything had been liquefied, and it was one of the worst smells I ever experienced, if this man didn't smell it the second he opened it, then there is something fishy there.
Lol it decreases sperm count for men to