Posted From: 188.8.131.52
|Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2012 - 07:32 pm: |
I have to wonder whether winning the lawsuit would be worth the potential PR disaster here:
Fizzy drink could dissolve mice - vet
5:30 AM Friday Jan 6, 2012
Too much fizzy drink will rot your teeth, but if you are a small rodent, and if the drink happens to be called Mountain Dew, then it's capable of dissolving your entire body.
So claims PepsiCo, the drinks behemoth, which has cited the extraordinarily corrosive nature of its bright green product associated with extreme sports in an effort to defend itself against a personal injury lawsuit.
Ronald Ball, 52, from Wisconsin, alleged, in a US$50,000 ($63,600) claim, that a can of Mountain Dew made him so ill that he "began to vomit". He found a dead mouse inside it.
PepsiCo hired veterinary surgeon Lawrence McGill to conduct a detailed post mortem examination. Noting the high acidity of the drink, the vet argued that after 30 days, the time Ball claims the creature was in the can, the rodent would have disintegrated into a "jelly-like substance".
Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Posted From: 184.108.40.206
|Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2012 - 07:45 pm: |
Fuck me, you couldn't make it up.
Unless someone has.
Posted From: 220.127.116.11
|Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2012 - 08:40 pm: |
The good news, everyone fearing mice in your Mountain Dew, is that the Dew would dissolve the mice into a jelly-like substance before any of its harmful properties ever got to you.
In other good news, Kentucky Fried Chicken has conducted studies that reveal batter-fried rats contain less dangerous hormones than the chicken in the bucket itself.
In further good news, cigarette makers claim the vast majority of cigarette smokers never experience lonely forlorn deaths of extreme old age (calculated at 100+ years); in fact, even more encouraging, is the direct correlation between the amount of cigarettes you smoke, and your unlikelihood of ever dying in an elderly, incapacitated state. So, puff puff!