The Pepsi Co. is facing a lawsuit from a man who claims to have found a mouse in his Mountain Dew can. Their lawyers have come up with an especially creative, if disgusting, defense: their soda would have dissolved a dead mouse before the man could have found it. (Ewww!)
According to the Madison County Record, an Illinois man sued Pepsi in 2009 after he claims to have “spat out the soda to reveal a dead mouse.” He claims he sent the mouse to Pepsi, which then “destroyed” the remains after testing it, according to his complaint.
Most stupefying of all is that Pepsi’s lawyers found experts to testify, based on the state of the remains sent to them that, “the mouse would have dissolved in the soda had it been in the can from the time of its bottling until the day the plaintiff drank it.”
According to Pepsi, it would have become a “jelly-like substance.” (Double Ewww!) So the argument of the defense is to admit that your product is essentially a can of battery acid.
I think it’s safe to say it will be a long time before I’ll be “Doing the Dew” again!