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(Gizmodo)   From the "maybe they didn't think this through all the way" department: Pepsi moves to dismiss lawsuit from guy who found dead mouse in his soda, on grounds that Mountain Dew would dissolve a mouse carcass before the can was opened   (gizmodo.com) divider line 121
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2012-01-02 10:10:53 PM
I like the cut of their jib...
 
2012-01-02 10:16:49 PM
This might be the most disgusting story I've heard all year.
 
2012-01-02 10:25:02 PM
they didn't say it would dissolve, or that you wouldn't notice - they said it would become gelatinous.
 
2012-01-03 12:05:34 AM
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Approve
 
2012-01-03 12:06:30 AM

Asa Phelps: they didn't say it would dissolve, or that you wouldn't notice - they said it would become gelatinous.


HOW DOES ANYONE LEARN THAT??!!
 
2012-01-03 12:22:20 AM

Chariset: Asa Phelps: they didn't say it would dissolve, or that you wouldn't notice - they said it would become gelatinous.

HOW DOES ANYONE LEARN THAT??!!


Product testing. Do you think it only involves taste testing?
 
bow
2012-01-03 12:23:50 AM
This is why I drink Diet Pepsi and not Mountain Dew.
 
2012-01-03 12:49:24 AM

crypticsatellite: Chariset: Asa Phelps: they didn't say it would dissolve, or that you wouldn't notice - they said it would become gelatinous.

HOW DOES ANYONE LEARN THAT??!!

Product testing. Do you think it only involves taste testing?


They also know how much oatmeal, spittle, and semen can be left in the vat before Mountain Dew starts tasting like Wilfred Brimley after rough sex.
 
2012-01-03 01:02:17 AM

bow: This is why I drink Diet Pepsi and not Mountain Dew.


Diet Pepsi would disolve the mouse faster, i think.
 
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2012-01-03 01:12:32 AM
Pepsi to plaintiff: take off you hoser!
 
2012-01-03 01:22:18 AM
I'm not regretting my decision to give up all soda over a year ago.
 
2012-01-03 01:23:29 AM
Sodapop is poison.
 
2012-01-03 01:47:42 AM

Chariset: Asa Phelps: they didn't say it would dissolve, or that you wouldn't notice - they said it would become gelatinous.

HOW DOES ANYONE LEARN THAT??!!


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2012-01-03 01:48:24 AM

crypticsatellite: Chariset: Asa Phelps: they didn't say it would dissolve, or that you wouldn't notice - they said it would become gelatinous.

HOW DOES ANYONE LEARN THAT??!!

Product testing. Do you think it only involves taste testing?


What kind of product testing involves turning a living organism into a gel-wait... o.o

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Oh.

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My.

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God.

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PEPSICO IS RUN BY SERN!!!!

SWEET JESUS CHRIST NO ONE IS SAFE!!!! O_O
 
2012-01-03 01:56:47 AM
Came for the Strange Brew references, leaving this for the youngsters...

Take off you hosers (new window)
 
2012-01-03 02:53:05 AM
That's disgusting. Who the hell wants to put acid into their stomach. Eww.
 
2012-01-03 04:28:59 AM
It's almost as if mixing CO2 and water creates some kind of carbonic acid......
 
2012-01-03 05:46:13 AM

DammitIForgotMyLogin: That's disgusting. Who the hell wants to put acid into their stomach. Eww.


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2012-01-03 05:48:41 AM
This one is made for Mythbusters.

Get clear bottle, put soda in with dead mouse and seal.

/Carbonated water is the control, Mythbusters diet citrus soda in one, Mythbusters citrus soda in another, and Mythbusters cola as well.
 
2012-01-03 05:51:27 AM
Pepsi, building better mouse traps since..............
 
2012-01-03 05:51:41 AM
Just one dead mouse?


Two gives more flavor....
 
2012-01-03 05:55:46 AM
This is beautiful.

Enemabag Jones: This one is made for Mythbusters.

Get clear bottle, put soda in with dead mouse and seal.

/Carbonated water is the control, Mythbusters diet citrus soda in one, Mythbusters citrus soda in another, and Mythbusters cola as well.


Mythbusters usually doesn't go for 2-year-long experiments.
 
2012-01-03 05:57:21 AM
Um, actually that sounds like it's a legitimate reason for dismissal. The mouse looked absolutely nothing like it should have had it been in mild acid for months, therefore the plaintiff likely planted it there for the sole purpose of starting the lawsuit.

Honestly, if they can back that up (and it's not hard, plenty of mice and soda around) they're kind of being nice by not countersuing for legal harassment.
 
2012-01-03 06:02:36 AM
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2012-01-03 06:04:10 AM

Asa Phelps: they didn't say it would dissolve, or that you wouldn't notice - they said it would become gelatinous.


That is correct.
 
2012-01-03 06:04:50 AM
only real question is...........how did the mouse really die?

/this needs to be answered before justice can be fully served
 
2012-01-03 06:05:02 AM
How does a dead mouse fall out of a CAN of soda?
 
2012-01-03 06:07:07 AM

Grables'Daughter: How does a dead mouse fall out of a CAN of soda?


not gracefully
 
2012-01-03 06:15:40 AM

Jim_Callahan: Um, actually that sounds like it's a legitimate reason for dismissal. The mouse looked absolutely nothing like it should have had it been in mild acid for months, therefore the plaintiff likely planted it there for the sole purpose of starting the lawsuit.

Honestly, if they can back that up (and it's not hard, plenty of mice and soda around) they're kind of being nice by not countersuing for legal harassment.


I agree, but they kept the farking mouse and wouldn't give it back. That makes it a little difficult for him to argue his case. What if there was something unusual about that one mouse? What if it was already dead and desiccated and mummified when it got bottled?
 
2012-01-03 06:25:25 AM

FirstNationalBastard: starts tasting like Wilfred Brimley after rough sex


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/ salty
 
2012-01-03 06:25:26 AM

Captain Steroid: crypticsatellite: Chariset: Asa Phelps: they didn't say it would dissolve, or that you wouldn't notice - they said it would become gelatinous.

HOW DOES ANYONE LEARN THAT??!!

Product testing. Do you think it only involves taste testing?

What kind of product testing involves turning a living organism into a gel-wait... o.o

PEPSICO IS RUN BY SERN!!!!

SWEET JESUS CHRIST NO ONE IS SAFE!!!! O_O


I wonder if I'm the only one who will get this post.

El. Psy. Congroo.
 
2012-01-03 06:26:22 AM

Chariset: Asa Phelps: they didn't say it would dissolve, or that you wouldn't notice - they said it would become gelatinous.

HOW DOES ANYONE LEARN THAT??!!


It's called chemistry and some people understand it.
 
2012-01-03 06:35:51 AM
I got a bluebottle fly in my can of Fanta orange soda once. It was slimy, but noticeable.
No longer enjoy orange soda.
 
2012-01-03 06:38:21 AM

NobleHam: Mythbusters usually doesn't go for 2-year-long experiments.


A poultry bone will turn to "Rubber" in a few weeks when immersed in plain white vinegar. A test like this shouldn't take 2 years to run. All you need to do is take the bottling date (from the lot #) and then the date he reportedly found the rodent in his can. I'm willing to bet that after two years the rodent would be completely dissolved (probably closer to half that). Soda is not a preservative.
 
2012-01-03 06:39:44 AM
The cans are suspended upside down until just before filling with the product but Pepsico is constantly getting people threatening to sue over foreign objects in the cans.
 
2012-01-03 06:39:52 AM

Chariset: Asa Phelps: they didn't say it would dissolve, or that you wouldn't notice - they said it would become gelatinous.

HOW DOES ANYONE LEARN THAT??!!


This isn't the first time someone claimed they found a mouse or finger in X brand of consumer product. I imagine EVERY major company has tested for this type of crap. 99.9999% of these claims are scams perpetrated by idiots.
 
2012-01-03 06:42:44 AM
I just got a SodaStream for Christmas so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

/no, seriously, I really did just get one, so the only way I'll be drinking gelatinous mouse is if I put it in the bottle myself, which I don't plan on doing
//drinks Diet Coke/Coke Zero in cans, and still has about 6 cans left in the fridge, and is now afraid to drink them
///probably will forget about this story when the time comes to drink them
 
2012-01-03 06:46:09 AM

BohemianGraham: I'll be drinking gelatinous mouse is if I put it in the bottle myself, which I don't plan on doing


I think that you should take one for the team and see how long it takes before the rodent becomes unrecognizable. Film it from the start and then put it on YouTube...
 
2012-01-03 06:48:22 AM

smitty04: The cans are suspended upside down until just before filling with the product but Pepsico is constantly getting people threatening to sue over foreign objects in the cans.


Try getting the broken pop-top out of the can and then tell me that holding it upside down definitely gets everything out.

If a mouse gets in the can, it has to squeeze itself in. (If I remember correctly, mice can squeeze through holes several times smaller in diameter than their bodies.) If it was dead OR alive when the can was turned upside down, it wasn't coming back out of that hole. Assuming, of course, there was a mouse in it and this guy isn't faking. I think it depends on the date the can was made and the date the guy opened it.
 
2012-01-03 06:49:39 AM
This thread is in desperate need of an Ewww! button.
 
2012-01-03 06:50:31 AM

Radioactive Ass: NobleHam: Mythbusters usually doesn't go for 2-year-long experiments.

A poultry bone will turn to "Rubber" in a few weeks when immersed in plain white vinegar. A test like this shouldn't take 2 years to run. All you need to do is take the bottling date (from the lot #) and then the date he reportedly found the rodent in his can. I'm willing to bet that after two years the rodent would be completely dissolved (probably closer to half that). Soda is not a preservative.


They say it was bottled in 2007, he drank it in 2009.
 
2012-01-03 06:54:16 AM
And this is another reason why I want to give up soda. The caffeine and sugar migraines are a terror.
 
2012-01-03 06:58:15 AM

Captain James T. Smirk: Try getting the broken pop-top out of the can and then tell me that holding it upside down definitely gets everything out.


The top is applied immediately after filling and the pop-top is part of the lid until you open it.
 
2012-01-03 06:59:07 AM
I believe that not only are the cans suspended upside down until right before filling, the top is added just after filling, so there's effectively no possible way for a rodent to end up in a soda can.

Pretty much like Bob & Doug's mouse, it's a scam.

/never drinks out of cans. Alumdedum's bad for teh brains
 
2012-01-03 06:59:08 AM
Note to self: stick to buying carbonated water in clear containers to drink.
 
2012-01-03 07:06:02 AM

smitty04: Captain James T. Smirk: Try getting the broken pop-top out of the can and then tell me that holding it upside down definitely gets everything out.

The top is applied immediately after filling and the pop-top is part of the lid until you open it.


I had no idea! You see, I've had no experience with soda cans at all, coming from America where we hardly ever see the things.

Seriously, what I meant was, you've never broken the pop top off of the can while drinking it, either accidentally or just while fiddling with it, and then dropped it in the can? It's a hell of an effort to get it back out. It just kind of rattles around in there.
 
2012-01-03 07:16:28 AM
teakdoor.com

Goes great with mouse soda.
 
2012-01-03 07:17:11 AM

FirstNationalBastard: crypticsatellite: Chariset: Asa Phelps: they didn't say it would dissolve, or that you wouldn't notice - they said it would become gelatinous.

HOW DOES ANYONE LEARN THAT??!!

Product testing. Do you think it only involves taste testing?

They also know how much oatmeal, spittle, and semen can be left in the vat before Mountain Dew starts tasting like Wilfred Brimley after rough sex.


Wait a minute...just how do you know what Wilfred Brimley tastes like after rough sex?
 
2012-01-03 07:18:46 AM
Gelatinous Mouse will NEVER be my new band bame.
 
2012-01-03 07:21:56 AM
HOSER: noun: Any member of a losing pond hockey team responsible for applying water via a hose to the ice surface after a game (due to the lack of a proper resurfacing machine).
 
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