Pringles Can Designer Buried in Pringles Can
(Cincinnati) Chemist/inventor Fredric J. Baur passed away last month at the age of 89. As a food storage/quality control expert for the Proctor and Gamble corporation, Baur designed the tubular packaging for Pringles, the bizarre, potato-like snack food product. Baur filed to patent the design in 1966. Apparently, Baur was pretty proud of his creation, because he requested that his family bury a portion of his ashes in a Pringles can. I guess that once you pop, you really can’t stop.
Fred Baur at ’06 World Cup Finals
Baur’s family honored the request and he was interred in the iconic cardboard can with the plastic lid. It is not known what flavor of Pringles was contained in the makeshift urn. Hopefully, it wasn’t “Devil Hot”. That would just be poor taste!