January 04, 2012 05:00 PM

These stories are worth a click:

Mountain Dew’s maker, PepsiCo Inc., has responded to a lawsuit by a man who claims that he found a dead mouse in a can of Mountain Dew. The company argues that a mouse in a can of soda would have disintegrated due to the acid and that the body would have become “jelly-like.” –LegalNewsline

Long Liyuan, a 49-year-old billionaire tycoon, died after eating a delicacy of cat meat stew over a business lunch in southern China. Police suspect he the man was poisoned with an herb found in Chinese forests. –AP

Scientists have discovered the first hybrid sharks off the coast of Australia, and they believe that different species of sharks have cross-bred in order to adapt to climate change. –CNN.com/Light Years

A parasite in bees’ stomachs are turning them into “zombies,” causing them to leave their hives and wander in circles before they collapse. –Daily Mirror

They really do box! A kangaroo attacked a 7-year-old girl in Australia on New Year’s Day. The girl, who didn’t make a sound, survived the incident with scratches and bruises to her face and body. –Central Western Daily

Cosmo, a 15-year-old lion at the Rio Grande Zoo, had his first overnight date with a 16-year-old female lion who had been brought to the zoo to be his companion. The zoo hopes that the two “live happily ever after together.” –KOB.com

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