Sun-Times: Jan. 3, 2012
The maker of Mountain Dew soft drinks is defending itself against claims by an Illinois man that he found a mouse in his soda can.
The man, Ronald Ball, says he gave the mouse to Pepsico Inc., manufacturers of Mountain Dew, in a canning jar in 2009. Ball said he bought the soda out of a vending machine and after discovering the mouse, he became violently ill.
According to a report in the Madison Record, Pepsi cited testimony of a scientist who said that if the mouse had been in the soda since its bottling, its body would have dissolved into a jelly-like substance, because of the acidity in Mountain Dew.
Veterinarian Lawrence McGill said, "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.' After 30 days, 'all of the mouse's structures' will be disintegrated."
McGill concluded, "This mouse had not been born when the can of Mountain Dew was produced."
Conclusion: Take note of what the scientist and veterinarian are saying, if Mountain Dew can do what they claim it can do to a mouse, imagine what it does to humans, no wonder we have so many cases of osteoporosis, cancer (cancer thrives in an acidic environment), and the list goes on.
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