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PepsiCo probably figured it would shoulder some bad press when it recently asked a judge to throw out a $50,000 lawsuit by a plaintiff in Illinois who claims he found a dead mouse in a container of Mountain Dew. Why does the company say the lawsuit should be thrown out? Because the mouse would have dissolved, of course, ending up as a sort of gelatinous mess of disgusting by the time the dude cracked the can some 15 months later.