Back in 2009, a man sued PepsiCo, saying he found a dead mouse in a can of Mountain Dew. Pepsi wanted to prove its innocence by suggesting its high-caffeine drink is so extreme that it would have dissolved the mouse carcass, rendering it a “jelly-like substance.”
According to a story from the Madison Record that people are only really reading now, Pepsi submitted testimony from a scientist who gave that grotesque description in an effort to seek summary judgment.
Not long afterward, Pepsi asked for a change of attorneys in the case.
The man says he bought a mouse-infested Mountain Dew can from an office vending machine, then sent the carcass to Pepsi, which he says destroyed it.
If the public gains anything from this suit and the mouse-dissolving revelation, it’s the new application of Mountain Dew as a pest control substance.
Pepsi Says Mountain Dew Can Dissolve Mouse Carcasses [Madison Record via The Atlantic Wire/Yahoo, Newsvine]