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Date: 10/12/12 11:05 AM

45 Responses to The Melting Mouse Experiment

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    October 12, 2012 at 10:01 am
    Link: The Melting Mouse Experiment - 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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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    October 12, 2012 at 11:16 am
    I puked. Not metaphorically. Literally.
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    October 12, 2012 at 11:18 am
    Awesome. I shall continue to drink Mt. Dew, though.


    New torture idea: submerge victims in Mt. Dew until they die.
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    alliknow Female 18-29
    155 posts
    October 12, 2012 at 11:18 am
    Threw up in my mouth a little...
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    Fehz Male 30-39
    580 posts
    October 12, 2012 at 11:22 am
    Now let`s try it with Coke.
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    kangoala Male 18-29
    702 posts
    October 12, 2012 at 11:25 am
    Well, I`m not hungry anymore...
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    October 12, 2012 at 11:25 am
    AWESOME!

    PEPSI WAS TELLING THE TRUTH!

    (I will never drink soda again.)
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    October 12, 2012 at 11:34 am
    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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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7425 posts
    October 12, 2012 at 11:35 am
    And people drink this stuff. Nasty
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    denmarkcm Male 18-29
    341 posts
    October 12, 2012 at 11:36 am
    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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    HolyGod Male 30-39
    6190 posts
    October 12, 2012 at 11:53 am
    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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    fuzzysheep Male 18-29
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    October 12, 2012 at 11:53 am
    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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    LordJim Male 60-69
    6662 posts
    October 12, 2012 at 11:53 am
    They keep trying to sell that over here, but no-one is buying it.
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    October 12, 2012 at 11:54 am
    PS

    Pepsi should counter-sue that lying little f.uck for everything his trailer and collectible nascar plates are worth.
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    fuzzysheep Male 18-29
    187 posts
    October 12, 2012 at 11:59 am
    Sources sources
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    fuzzysheep Male 18-29
    187 posts
    October 12, 2012 at 12:01 pm
    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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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    October 12, 2012 at 12:01 pm
    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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    nubblins Female 18-29
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    October 12, 2012 at 12:06 pm
    Brb, I have to throw up now.
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    October 12, 2012 at 12:11 pm
    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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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    October 12, 2012 at 12:23 pm
    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.
    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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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    October 12, 2012 at 12:23 pm
    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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    Quackor Male 18-29
    2856 posts
    October 12, 2012 at 12:26 pm
    mmm mountain dew, now with mouse jelly for extra protein
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    October 12, 2012 at 12:43 pm
    This is why I rarely drink soda.
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
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    October 12, 2012 at 12:58 pm
    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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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2579 posts
    October 12, 2012 at 1:15 pm
    I will never bathe in soda for a month ever again.
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    zombunny Female 18-29
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    October 12, 2012 at 1:53 pm
    Woah, the tail stayed intact? That`s pretty cool.

    So...who wants soup for dinner?
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    fuzzysheep Male 18-29
    187 posts
    October 12, 2012 at 2:08 pm
    @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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    lauriloo Female 40-49
    1803 posts
    October 12, 2012 at 2:30 pm
    countdown until Fear Factor features this drink challenge in an episode in 3, 2, 1...
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    SethDog Male 18-29
    768 posts
    October 12, 2012 at 2:50 pm
    I will give someone $10 to drink that..
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    WeePee Male 18-29
    612 posts
    October 12, 2012 at 3:58 pm
    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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    Nova666 Female 18-29
    136 posts
    October 12, 2012 at 5:43 pm
    and never ever ever be draken again *barf*
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    TheGuySmiley Male 18-29
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    October 12, 2012 at 5:52 pm
    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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    cheesefriez Male 18-29
    16 posts
    October 12, 2012 at 7:00 pm
    almost threw up watching this
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    Ani187 Female 30-39
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    October 12, 2012 at 7:25 pm
    That`s effing disgusting. Why did I watch that?!
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    October 12, 2012 at 9:02 pm
    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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    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3435 posts
    October 12, 2012 at 9:04 pm
    Mountain ew...
  37. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    October 12, 2012 at 9:50 pm
    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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    FinePoint Male 18-29
    161 posts
    October 12, 2012 at 11:11 pm
    worse than 2 girls 1 cup...
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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
    1341 posts
    October 13, 2012 at 2:31 pm
    Oh wow.... Rat soup anyone?
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    flurgy2 Male 18-29
    13 posts
    October 14, 2012 at 6:54 am
    I wonder how that smelled?
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    anarchsoul Male 30-39
    591 posts
    October 14, 2012 at 11:05 am
    Look`s like I`ll be switching from Lime to Dew for all my body disposal needs!
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    Kaagan Male 18-29
    1596 posts
    October 14, 2012 at 9:36 pm
    this video might be more damaging then the lawsuit
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    mac_24_seven Male 18-29
    86 posts
    October 15, 2012 at 8:43 am
    <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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    xelous Male 18-29
    2513 posts
    October 15, 2012 at 9:56 pm
    Damn, I drank mountain dew earlier

    I`m melting
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    PhantasmFork Male 18-29
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    April 30, 2014 at 7:54 pm
    Why, why, why, oh why, would you not wear gloves during this experiment?!!?1/212414?asadf

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