An Illinois man sued Pepsi in 2009 according to the Madison County Record, after he claims he "spat out the soda to reveal a dead mouse,”. Yes…. apparently there was a dead mouse in the Mountain Dew can and moving the grossness straight ahead - Pepsi Co. is facing the lawsuit with a very, hmm, creative defense: their soda would have dissolved a dead mouse before the man could have found it. Precisely.
Ronald Ball claims he sent the mouse to Pepsi, which then "destroyed" the remains after he allowed them to test it. The most astounding part? Pepsi's lawyers found experts to testify, based on the state of the remains sent to them, that – wait for it – 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.
It would have, as a matter of fact, become a "jelly-like substance," according to Pepsi. It’s basically Pepsi admitting that the product is essentially a can of bright green/yellow battery acid! The lawyers still appear to be behind this defense - but we cannot wait for this to go to court and see the trial with some popcorn.... and maybe some coke to go with that.
Mountain Dew is also responsible for a tooth decay problem that is plaguing some children who drink large amounts of the popular soft drink made by PepsiCo. Children addicted to the caffeine in Mountain Dew are consuming excessive amounts of Mountain Dew, leading to Mountain Dew Mouth – basically extreme tooth decay and even tooth loss. Lawyers are considering filing Mountain Dew Mouth lawsuits against Pepsi on behalf of children who might have suffered because of the drink.
Do the dew, anyone?