A fellow sued Pepsi, claiming he found a mouse inside a can of Mountain Dew.
Pepsi’s defense: the mouse wouldn’t make it.
According to McGill (a veterinarian deposed for the defense–ed.), if a mouse is submerged in Mountain Dew between four and seven days, the rodent “will have no calcium in its bones and bony structures.” During those days of soft drink immersion, “the mouse’s abdominal structure will rupture.” Additionally, “its cranial cavity (head) is also likely to rupture within that time period,” McGill noted.
After 30 days exposure to Mountain Dew, “all of the mouse’s structures” would have disintegrated to the point that it would not be recognizable. In fact, “the mouse will have been transformed into a ‘jelly-like’ substance.” The only part of the rodent that could possibly survive, added McGill, was “a portion of the tail.”
My mother wouldn’t drink RC Cola because she once found a bee in a bottle. I guess if Mountain Dew had been around when she was young, she would never have found that bee, just a royal jelly-like substance.