The Melting Mouse Experiment

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 4 years ago in Science

Pepsi was sued over a mouse found in a can of Mountain Dew. The disturbing response from Pepsi was tested here.
There are 45 comments:
Male 168
Why, why, why, oh why, would you not wear gloves during this experiment?!!?1/212414?asadf
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Male 2,513
Damn, I drank mountain dew earlier

I`m melting
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Male 86
<Pours out Pepsi he`s had 3 sips of>

Well that just ended that. I actually INGEST this stuff?

Nope, nope, NOPE.
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Male 1,627
this video might be more damaging then the lawsuit
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Male 594
Look`s like I`ll be switching from Lime to Dew for all my body disposal needs!
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Male 13
I wonder how that smelled?
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Male 1,341
Oh wow.... Rat soup anyone?
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Male 161
worse than 2 girls 1 cup...
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Male 17,512
It`s not been a secret that soda is acidic, several demonstrations of that fact have been around since before I was born.

There is also another reason why a mouse would never have `fallen` into a can and that has to do with how the cans are processed and handled (within the machinery) before they are filled.

The cans are also weighed after filling and any off-weight cans would be rejected.

I agree that Pepsi Co. should seek fraud prosecution against this idiot, but in Madison County I doubt that will happen.
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Male 3,431
Mountain ew...
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Male 15,832
Ronald Ball should get a very lengthy prison stay for fraud, extortion, and perjury. He should also be forced to drink the damned Mountain Dew, dead mouse and all.
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Female 4,447
That`s effing disgusting. Why did I watch that?!
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Male 16
almost threw up watching this
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Male 1,243
You know, it may still be possible he found a mouse in there, but first things first. The case was about a mouse, and this guy used a rat.. for all we know the mouse could be made up of the same thing the tail of this rat was. I doubt it would make any difference, but swapping a rat for a mouse when the topic was the mouse is just bad science.

Next, i just wanted to say i was surprised as heck that the tail was still intact, i would like to see some research on as to why (if anyone has links).

lastly, it may have been possible that there was a mouse in there. IDK the details of the case, like if they knew how long the can of pop was around for. But if the can had just been sealed, shipped, and it happened to get in his hand in a few days, his case would likely stand.

With that being said, i didn`t drink much pop before, but now i`m questioning if i should ddrink it ever again.
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Female 136
and never ever ever be draken again *barf*
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Male 612
so for some reason it is disturbing that soda is acidic? i bet this experiment would yield very similar results if you used any kind of fruit juice.
i think some people just don`t care to ever relate science to real life scenarios.
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Male 768
I will give someone $10 to drink that..
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Female 1,803
countdown until Fear Factor features this drink challenge in an episode in 3, 2, 1...
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Male 187
@Jamie76 You`e totally missed the point. They have proved that the guy was lying as what he was saying was impossible and therefore there never was a mouse in the can at all. They weren`t saying that having mice in their drinks is fine, they are proving there never was a mouse in their drink.
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Female 2,525
Woah, the tail stayed intact? That`s pretty cool.

So...who wants soup for dinner?
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Male 2,578
I will never bathe in soda for a month ever again.
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Male 2,345
oh well heck melting a mouse`s entire body and bones is so much better than finding one in a can...

wait, what???

never drinking soda again....
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Female 9,562
This is why I rarely drink soda.
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Male 2,855
mmm mountain dew, now with mouse jelly for extra protein
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Male 7,817
holygod, tap water would have a very different effect. There would be a major bloating of the body tissue, not a dissolving.
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Male 5,811
[quote]Pressurized Carbon Dioxide is acidic which is why you feel a burn in your mouth when you drink it fresh and not when its flat.[/quote]
Not exactly. Phosphoric acid is responsible for the "bite" in soda, not the carbonic acid. Also, when the temperature of the liquid increases, the activity of the acid also increases, so flat soda will still be quite acidic, even though most of the CO2 has converted to gas.
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Female 2,674
This is something I really didn`t need to see ._. I don`t drink soda anyway (besides ginger ale for an upset stomach) but I agree with the people who said this would probably happen in other liquids and it doesn`t really indicate that mountain dew is bad for you, just that it`s a bad idea to sit in a pool of mountain dew in a closed container for an extended period of time o.o
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Female 1,743
Brb, I have to throw up now.
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Male 17,512
Madison County, Illinois is ranked #5 as one of the worst judicial `hellholes` in the nation. Link

The judges there are really screwed up, I used to live there and know this to be a fact.

Malpractice insurance is so high, there are only 13 doctors remaining in practice there.

People are sue happy in Madison Co. and there are more than enough lawyers willing to take the case and judges dumb enough to let them be heard.
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Male 187
Agreed HG, just a douche bag trying to make a quick buck who didn`t even do his research properly. If I`m going to try and lie like this I`d do my homework first.
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Male 187
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Male 9,543
PS

Pepsi should counter-sue that lying little f.uck for everything his trailer and collectible nascar plates are worth.
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Male 7,123
They keep trying to sell that over here, but no-one is buying it.
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Male 187
Kinda gross but not, as some will take it, evidence that Mountain Dew is bad for you. This is caused by the acidity. Mountain Dew has a pH of 3.22. Almost all fruit juices have a pH of under 4 so would have a similar effect. There`s a reason why our stomachs are full of acid, it`s really good at breaking tissue down.
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Male 9,543
auburnjunky

"(I will never drink soda again.)"

I don`t think it is just soda. I think that the rat sitting in tap water for 30 days would be pretty messed up. I don`t know for a fact, but based off of what bodies on law and order look like after being pulled out of the river....
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Male 341
Also the MD would have been pressurized in the can. Pressurized Carbon Dioxide is acidic which is why you feel a burn in your mouth when you drink it fresh and not when its flat. So carbonized MD would do a better job theoretical.
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Male 7,817
And people drink this stuff. Nasty
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Male 2,988
thats really gross. i`ll still drink mt dew though. just because it is capable of doing that doesnt make it a bad product. in fact i imagine almost any soda would do this.
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Male 10,338
AWESOME!

PEPSI WAS TELLING THE TRUTH!

(I will never drink soda again.)
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Male 702
Well, I`m not hungry anymore...
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Male 579
Now let`s try it with Coke.
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Female 155
Threw up in my mouth a little...
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Male 3,625
Awesome. I shall continue to drink Mt. Dew, though.


New torture idea: submerge victims in Mt. Dew until they die.
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Male 15,190
I puked. Not metaphorically. Literally.
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Female 8,043
Link: The Melting Mouse Experiment [Rate Link] - Pepsi was sued over a mouse found in a can of Mountain Dew. The disturbing response from Pepsi was tested here.
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