Which popular drink will dissolve a mouse the quickest?
Yesterday, we brought you the alarming revelation that if you put a dead mouse in a can of Mountain Dew, it will dissolve. It’s obvious really, if you think about it.
To quote the boffin who produced the report for Mountain Dew manufacturer Pepsi...
"If a mouse is submerged in a fluid with the acidity of Mountain Dew, the following will occur due to the normal acidity of the fluid:
a. Between four days to at most seven days in the fluid, the mouse will have no calcium in its bones and bony structures.
b. Within four to seven days in the fluid, the mouse's abdominal structure will rupture. Its cranial cavity (head) is also likely to rupture within that time period.
c. By 30 days of exposure to the fluid, all of the mouse's structures will have disintegrated to the point the structures (excepting possibly a portion of the tail) will not be recognisable and, therefore, the animal itself will not be recognisable. Instead, after 30 days in the fluid, the mouse will have transformed into a "jelly-like" substance."
But it got us to wondering – would the process be faster or slower than with other popular drinks? Sadly, owing to a lack of time and surfeit of apathy, we left it at that. Thankfully, the good people at Vice magazine have not shirked from attempting to answer that question and have submerged eight dead mice in eight different drinks (namely Stella Artois, Red Rooster, Evian, Diet Coke, Sprite, Mountain Dew, Pepsi and Innocent Smoothie)
And here they are....
There’ll be an dissolution update at Vice's site in four days’ time and you can vote on which one you think will turn to jelly the quickest. To be honest, our money is on the Mountain Dew – we suspect that Pepsi’s hasty confession suggests that it was made specifically to dissolve dead animals.