January 7, 2012

30 Days to Jelly

1 Mountain Dew Can Dissolve a Mouse

PepsiCo defended themselves against a claim that a man found a mouse inside a can of Mountain Dew by saying that the drink can dissolve mice. Ronald Ball says that a sip from his tainted Mountain Dew made him vomit. He says he poured his drink into a cup and a dead mouse fell out. PepsiCo filed an affidavit from a veterinarian, Lawerence McGill, who said that after four days inside the can the mouse would have had no calcium in its bones and its head would have ruptured. After 30 days, the mouse would have disintegrated into a "jelly-like" substance. McGill claims that he's familiar with the effects of acidic substances like Mountain Dew on mice. Ball's drink was opened 74 days after bottling, claims PepsiCo. The mouse corpse wouldn't be intact inside such a powerful drink for so long!

More at The Smoking Gun | Posted 6 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Man Sues over Mouse in Monster Energy Drink

Tags: Mountain Dew Acidic, Mountain Dew Dissolves Mice, Mouse Inside Mountain Dew, Ronald Ball, Small Claims Mountain Dew

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Honey Bees Act Like "Zombies"

2 Parasite Threatening Honey Bee Population

Scientists have discovered a parasite that lays eggs in the stomach of honey bees and transforms them into "zombies" before they die. The accidentally discovered parasite, the Parasitic Phorid Fly Apocephalus borealis may be causing the colony collapse disorder which is reducing their population by 50 percent in Europe and America. Viruses, fungus or pesticides were originally proposed as reasons for the problem. Infected bees leave their hives, usually at night, go to bright lights and walk in circles with no sense of direction. Before dying, they were stretching out their legs and falling over when they typically just sit in one place and sometimes curl up. The pupae leave come out of the dead bees’ heads and throats. It is thought that the parasite changes their "body clocks."

More at Mirror | Posted 6 years ago by Kristie Hayes

Previously: Bees Provide Researchers with Clues About Dementia

Tags: Honey Bees, Parasitic Phorid Fly Apocephalus Borealis, Parasitic Infections, Colony Collapse Disorder in Honey Bees

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