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Pringles Can Designer Buried in Pringles Can

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(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!

Sources: San Francisco Chronicle – The Scotsman – The Press Association

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Written by Soylent Ape

June 16, 2008 at 2:09 pm

Posted in death, food, news, world

118 Responses

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  1. I wont eat Pringles ever again.
    I have a sneaky suspicion that this guy went and had someone sprinkle his ashes in the batter they make Pringles with and that this was all a diversion to take our minds off the possibility that he is so fucking narcissistic he thinks we all should have a part of him in us.
    How the hell did he get a patent for the same container my pixie sticks came in ?

    micky2

    June 16, 2008 at 3:38 pm

  2. That’s probably what I’ll be buried in just to make sure I heading in the right direction.

    capricorn1966

    June 16, 2008 at 3:41 pm

  3. Hell yeah!

    The 'Goose

    June 16, 2008 at 4:12 pm

  4. Cap.
    Which direction should it be facing ?
    Whats ironic is that most of these containers ended up in landfills.

    micky2

    June 16, 2008 at 5:33 pm

  5. well mick there’s only one direction the devil’s faces.

    My good ways out the bad so it could be a toss up.

    capricorn1966

    June 16, 2008 at 5:47 pm

  6. Horizontal, as you always were.
    If the devil resides at the center of the earth, then hes really looking up no matter which way hes facing , right ?

    micky2

    June 16, 2008 at 6:11 pm

  7. @ Micky: Try new “Crematory Dill” Pringles

    @ Cap: I’ll probably be buried in a pringles can. It’d be fun to watch 7 guys try to carry me in one.

    @ ‘Goose: Fuckin’ A!

    Soylent Ape

    June 16, 2008 at 6:38 pm

  8. no mick, more like on a 90 degree angle. trust me.

    Ok, it only took me 3 1/2 minutes to contemplate that one. stop confusing me. So if the devil faces up then which way am I facing? Down right? unless I’m rolling around in one of the containers.

    capricorn1966

    June 16, 2008 at 6:39 pm

  9. This guy was cremated cap.
    Now you’re talking a 55 gal. drum.

    He he, soy.
    ” New Smokey flavored”

    micky2

    June 16, 2008 at 7:46 pm

  10. Hm? a 55 gal drum? does it matter how big it is?

    capricorn1966

    June 16, 2008 at 8:03 pm

  11. 55 gallons is 55 gallons dip shit.

    micky2

    June 16, 2008 at 8:56 pm

  12. How many gallons in a 55 gallon drum?

    Soylent Ape

    June 16, 2008 at 11:05 pm

  13. A 55 gallon drum is approximately 5.5 ten gallon hats, right?

    Soylent Ape

    June 16, 2008 at 11:06 pm

  14. I would like to see an urn made out of a 5-gallon bucket of Costco mayonnaise. Because it’s wrong.

    The 'Goose

    June 16, 2008 at 11:17 pm

  15. @ Goose: So, so, wrong…

    Soylent Ape

    June 16, 2008 at 11:28 pm

  16. If you break your noodles in half before you cook them you get more that way

    micky2

    June 16, 2008 at 11:46 pm

  17. Great tip, Micky!

    Soylent Ape

    June 17, 2008 at 6:26 am

  18. Well, I can tell you this about death: it’s not that bad. But Jesus, you guys better hope I get resurrected, because all this talk about noodles and unholy amounts of mayonnaise is well, not very interesting. Oh, and micky, the coolest thing about death is that I can actually see what people are really thinking about when they masturbate. Cap, you are one sick bitch.

    ghost of keywork.

    June 17, 2008 at 9:55 am

  19. We’re going to need a Mystery Machine.

    The 'Goose

    June 17, 2008 at 10:07 am

  20. I’ve been dead a little less than a minute.
    No lights, no overwhelming calm. Nothing.
    Maybe I need to be dead longer. I can wait.
    but I’ll tell you this much. When they brought me back I just about pissed and shit myself because I looked at the clock in front of me and all of a sudden ot was 2 minutes later. I freaked out.
    Then the nurse explained that I was gone for a little while.

    micky2

    June 17, 2008 at 11:37 am

  21. LOL..That’s funny..I’d rather be buried in a bag of Ruffles Sour Cream and Onion…with the chips please.

    Freddy

    June 17, 2008 at 2:23 pm

  22. Poore bros jalpeno, parmesan or salt and vinegar

    micky2

    June 17, 2008 at 2:32 pm

  23. I’d rather be buried in someone’s face.

    ghost of keywork.

    June 17, 2008 at 2:35 pm

  24. Listen there’s a lot of things I’d rather be buried in and a food container is not one of them. I was just going with the flow. I didn’t write the post I’m just responding to it.

    As a matter of fact I’d rather not be buried at all. Just prop me up in a chair, stick me in a window and have some one fondle my breasts until the sun bakes me to a crisp.

    capricorn1966

    June 17, 2008 at 3:12 pm

  25. I’m not sick, Key, I’m just a bitch.

    capricorn1966

    June 17, 2008 at 3:34 pm

  26. Cap, isnt that what you’ve been doing since things warmed up?

    Key, you better define that “someone” a little better.
    I’m still your security guy ya know, and we beat the shit outta Hollywood once already

    micky2

    June 17, 2008 at 3:56 pm

  27. I want someone to just smudge the side of the space shuttle with my ashes.
    You can use the rest for crack pipes I dont care.

    micky2

    June 17, 2008 at 3:57 pm

  28. Sorry, I’m new at this spirit thing. Bury me in Anne Hathaway’s vagina. Repeatedly.

    ghost of keywork.

    June 17, 2008 at 4:07 pm

  29. Bastard. I never get to pick.

  30. No, you don’t, because your judgement is worse than mine.

    ghost of keywork.

    June 17, 2008 at 4:17 pm

  31. Ms Hathaway ? from beverly Hillbillies ?

    Sounds like the guy who wished for a 12 inch prick and gotta mini me

    micky2

    June 17, 2008 at 4:21 pm

  32. No, that’s not it. Here:

    ghost of keywork.

    June 17, 2008 at 4:25 pm

  33. Here !

    micky2

    June 17, 2008 at 4:52 pm

  34. Yep. That’s the one.

    ghost of keywork.

    June 17, 2008 at 4:53 pm

  35. I’ll talk to her, see what I can do.

    micky2

    June 17, 2008 at 4:56 pm

  36. Remind her that spirits can’t carry STD’s. Death was a bit of an upgrade for me apparently.

    ghost of keywork.

    June 17, 2008 at 4:59 pm

  37. yup, that’s how I roll, mick, l but most of the time I’m coherent.

    capricorn1966

    June 17, 2008 at 5:09 pm

  38. Fuckin spirits cant carry anything last I checked.
    Better start workin on that telekenisis thing.
    ( can you shape shift ?

    micky2

    June 17, 2008 at 5:44 pm

  39. Tell me about it. So far, the sex thing is pretty cool. For me. Right now I’m your toaster oven.

    ghost of keywork.

    June 17, 2008 at 5:54 pm

  40. yea well, you probably get to watch whatever you want.

    Wheres this technology ya see where you can fuck anyone you want ?
    That shit will replace drugs all day long.
    You wanna put the Cartels outta business ? Show me how to fuck Jeri Ryan without her knowing about it.

    http://aolsearch.aol.com/aol/image?query=jeri+ryan+pic&icid=snap-pic

    micky2

    June 17, 2008 at 6:44 pm

  41. only in your dreams.

    capricorn1966

    June 17, 2008 at 7:44 pm

  42. It happened

    micky2

    June 17, 2008 at 7:52 pm

  43. Good luck with that whole “disembodied spirit” thing, Key.

    Soylent Ape

    June 17, 2008 at 10:01 pm

  44. Thanks, Ape. So far, well, so whatever.

    ghost of keywork.

    June 18, 2008 at 9:07 am

  45. He must have one of them newfangled sof touch keyboards

    micky2

    June 18, 2008 at 11:30 am

  46. either that or he chopped all of his fingers off.

    capricorn1966

    June 18, 2008 at 9:11 pm

  47. Hey’s a ghost. Ghosts can do shit like that.

    Soylent Ape

    June 18, 2008 at 9:50 pm

  48. Ahh yes.
    I hear a detachable penis song coming up.

    micky2

    June 19, 2008 at 12:09 am

  49. What, like this one?

    Soylent Ape

    June 19, 2008 at 6:11 am

  50. Let’s just say my last living moments weren’t the most pleasant.

    ghost of keywork.

    June 19, 2008 at 8:45 am

  51. Ditto.

  52. Sorry soy, the link didnt work, buts its probably only on my end.
    A couple bands have done that song, Primus was one of them, forgot who the other was. Violent Femmes ? I dont know, I’m not sure

    micky2

    June 19, 2008 at 9:58 am

  53. link didn’t work for me either.

    capricorn1966

    June 19, 2008 at 2:26 pm

  54. My mom caught me buried hip deep in a Pringles can…

    I think I still have a Sour cream & chives shard in my dickhole.

    Jim

    June 20, 2008 at 1:13 am

  55. Well Jim that sounds like a personal problem to me.

    capricorn1966

    June 20, 2008 at 8:57 am

  56. Sounds like a “dillhole” to me.

    The 'Goose

    June 20, 2008 at 9:02 am

  57. bwahahahahahaha

    capricorn1966

    June 20, 2008 at 10:52 am

  58. that made me laugh out loud, thanks.

    capricorn1966

    June 20, 2008 at 10:52 am

  59. You’re welcome.

    The 'Goose

    June 20, 2008 at 11:35 am

  60. Ooooh.
    That just gave me an idea.

    micky2

    June 20, 2008 at 1:18 pm

  61. No, not dill… Sour cream and chives.

    I massage my prostate with dill.

    Jim

    June 20, 2008 at 2:42 pm

  62. Try a cactus next time, Jim.

    ghost of keywork.

    June 20, 2008 at 2:50 pm

  63. Mezcal shooters all around !

    micky2

    June 20, 2008 at 2:56 pm

  64. This is usually the part where we see tits.

    ghost of keywork.

    June 20, 2008 at 3:14 pm

  65. Or cactus flying out of assholes, with worm

    micky2

    June 20, 2008 at 4:08 pm

  66. We’ve decided from now on it’s going to be, you show us yours and we’ll show you ours.

    If you want a free shot at the tits it’s gonna cost you.

    capricorn1966

    June 21, 2008 at 12:06 am

  67. Well then it wouldnt be free now, would it ?

    micky2

    June 21, 2008 at 3:11 pm

  68. huh?

    capricorn1966

    June 21, 2008 at 7:43 pm

  69. “If you want a free shot at the tits it’s gonna cost you.”

    That’s so gonna be my MySpace blurb! BTW, there’s always a cost…

    Soylent Ape

    June 22, 2008 at 9:26 am

  70. @ Jim: Holistic healing isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

    Soylent Ape

    June 22, 2008 at 9:27 am

  71. Cracked up.
    Bwahahahahaha

    micky2

    June 22, 2008 at 9:39 am

  72. OH. MY. GOD. I must be the stupidest fucking person there is. I’m such a dingbat. I think I better stop taking my meds. It must be the klonopins that are clouding my brain. And I didn’t realize it until I started to comment you, Soy, and then it just hit me. I have tears rolling down my face. I think I just wet myself a little.

    Well it only took three days to understand it, sometimes it takes a week to get something.

    It doesn’t matter, I knew what I wanted say and it made sense to me for at least three days.

    It definitely is a classic.

    capricorn1966

    June 22, 2008 at 12:23 pm

  73. Why do you think that 1/5th of Americans cant find the US on a map ?

    micky2

    June 22, 2008 at 12:44 pm

  74. because they gotta pay for something that’s free?

    capricorn1966

    June 22, 2008 at 3:27 pm

  75. Because our educational system’s priorities are completely ass-backwards and because the additives in much of our food help to suppress cognition. The fact that Americans can’t locate their own country (let alone their own state) on a map is really embarrassing.

    Soylent-Ape

    June 22, 2008 at 3:29 pm

  76. That’s exactly what I meant. “No child left behind”

    capricorn1966

    June 22, 2008 at 4:43 pm

  77. Yea, need to feed the right side some complex carbs.
    Soy , when you mentioned the my space blurbs I couldnt help but think of the teen beauty queen contestant that couldnt answer that question.
    And Soy, you’re right about the priorities in public ed.
    I look forward to summer break as much as my son does.
    Fuckin spend one to two hours a day on his homework with him.

    micky2

    June 22, 2008 at 5:33 pm

  78. my friends catholic elementary school doesn’t have science class. That blew me away.

    capricorn1966

    June 22, 2008 at 5:37 pm

  79. ours only has phys ed 1/2 the year.

    micky2

    June 22, 2008 at 6:18 pm

  80. Hi.

    capricorn1966

    June 23, 2008 at 2:30 pm

  81. The Spirit of Pringles Man just came to me and told me that Pringles are not even made of potatoes. They are actually some kind of shitty fried dough. Someone in England sued. He wanted to prove there are no tators involved in making Pringles. And, he won. That’s what PM told me.

    No…wait…..it was not S of PM, it was Fox news. I get them confused.

    trailerparkbarbie

    July 7, 2008 at 10:56 pm

  82. nah, the truth is pringles are made from the potatoes that are cast aside for being too rotten or having mechanical damage or something. the rotten spuds are spun into a puree or something and then dyed and fried up. they’re made of potatoes, just not the ones that the other chip (or crisp for our foreign friends) won’t accept.

    seohack

    July 8, 2008 at 12:51 am

  83. I heard that pringles are made from babies. Human babies. The cute ones.

    keywork.

    July 8, 2008 at 8:43 am

  84. Fact: Pringes are made of dick cheese.

    Kevin

    July 8, 2008 at 2:05 pm

  85. Pringles are made from afterbirth. True.

    That’s why kvn’s breath is funny.

    WDL

    July 8, 2008 at 4:45 pm

  86. @ kevin – only the sour cream and onion ones.

    seohack

    July 8, 2008 at 8:07 pm

  87. All they are is a really thin deed fried potatoe pancake.
    Get some potatoe flour and make a dough out of it with no eggs or butter or leavening agent and roll it real thin and then deep fry it.
    You’ll see.

    micky2

    July 9, 2008 at 12:46 am

  88. Soylent Pringles are people! PEOPLE!!

    Hey, RR friends. I hope all is well with you. I still have no clue about the future of the site, but I appreciate your coming by. Peace!

    Soylent Ape

    July 11, 2008 at 3:54 am

  89. Hows Bagel ?

    micky2

    July 11, 2008 at 10:17 am

  90. peace

    capricorn1966

    July 11, 2008 at 7:37 pm

  91. I used to collect ladybugs in Pringle cans. For real. I would set it up like a basement and torture them.

    Stiletto

    July 12, 2008 at 12:14 pm

  92. That is weird, but to each his own…I guess.

    totaltransformation

    July 14, 2008 at 1:25 pm

  93. I heard she kept sometin else in em.

    micky2

    July 15, 2008 at 6:34 pm

  94. The fact that they were in a smelly old Pringles can was torture enough.

    Don’t worry. I didn’t pull a Renfield or anything LOL

    However, the worst bug torture I’ve ever witnessed was on an ant. Oh shit. Post idea.

    Stiletto

    July 28, 2008 at 12:14 am

  95. What happened over here…HELLO??? ARE YOU STILL HERE??

    Jenice

    August 8, 2008 at 6:13 pm

  96. @ Jenice: I’m afraid the once mighty RationReality is just a cyber-fossil. Bagel is no longer editing or submitting and I don’t have the time or web skillz to keep it going. I wish I could continue with it, since I really enjoyed writing RR posts and interacting with all of you. Still, at lleast for now, RR is defunct. :0(

    Bagel just isn’t interested in writing/webhosting right now. I put my other writing gigs on hold to concentrate on RationReality. I will soon start back writing for other outlets and I’ll try to let everyone know when and where you can read them–if you’re interested in the Soy side of RR. I sincerely thank all of you for the support over the last few months at RationReality. It made my year!

    Soylent-Ape

    August 11, 2008 at 7:48 pm

  97. Please let us all know, well, at least me cause I’m interested. I enjoy reading your writing.

    capricorn1966

    August 11, 2008 at 8:43 pm

  98. For the record, this was – bar none – the funniest fucking place that was ever on the internet. There will absolutely never be another one. You two rocked it like Rob Halford and Syd Barrett’s speed-addled love-child. Or what I imagine such a child would rock like. Just get my point, plz.

    Godspeed.

    Pouring Out Mah 40 on the Ground

    August 11, 2008 at 10:07 pm

  99. What’s my prize for being the 100th commenter and it better be big since it took from June 16th until now to make it here.

    Hm…A cappie menopausal tuna melt, a bacon bra, some porn. What? You decide.

    capricorn1966

    August 12, 2008 at 10:48 am

  100. Dont get all excited, I never got my sticker

    micky2

    August 12, 2008 at 1:59 pm

  101. I got mine. And it was beautiful. And it’s on my refrigerator. And every time I look at it I will always think of The Bagel of Everything.

    Listen to me, like she’s not even here. I know you’re out there some where bitch, I will find you. don’t worry.

    capricorn1966

    August 12, 2008 at 3:24 pm

  102. What the fuck bagel ?
    That cunt sucker got hers and I didnt ?

    micky

    August 17, 2008 at 1:24 pm

  103. Bite me!

    capricorn1966

    August 18, 2008 at 8:37 am

  104. And I prefer pussy, thank you.

    capricorn1966

    August 18, 2008 at 8:39 am

  105. Hey, I’ve done some weird shit with my Pringles cans. I used to collect ladybugs when I lived in Germany and house them the way a serial killer might keep his victims in a dirty suffocatingly hot basement. I’d seal it and poke holes in the top so they could breathe but for some reason they always died.

    Stiletto

    August 18, 2008 at 3:13 pm

  106. hey!

    capricorn1966

    August 30, 2008 at 8:54 pm

  107. Yeah kinda suckz killing those cute lil ladybugs. I used to hang cats on trees when I was young, but ladybugz… that’s gross :( yuck.

    boni

    September 1, 2008 at 9:03 am

  108. I hate potato-based snacks, so I don’t bother the silly, dumb-looking moustache man too much.

    E.

    Entomo

    November 22, 2008 at 5:26 am

  109. Speaking of bugs… I’m here.

    E.

    Entomo

    November 22, 2008 at 5:27 am

  110. A friend recommended your site to me. Glad he did, as it looks very worthwhile. Looking forward to learning lots here. Vance

    dental lab vibrator

    April 21, 2009 at 3:47 am

  111. I was born in 1966–so I grew up eating Pringles. But when I found out how they were made, at a TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meeting, I stopped! Although I don’t believe in a Devil (or a Hell, for that matter)–I think “Devil Hot” suits Baur perfectly, considering the damage done by that shit!

    Scott

    May 1, 2009 at 4:08 am

  112. Здравствуй! Спасибо за подаренные хорошие эмоции…

    Ferinannnd

    May 25, 2009 at 1:04 am

  113. I wonder if the guy who invented the tennis ball tube will do the same….?

    or is it the same guy?

    Jacob

    July 19, 2009 at 9:48 am

  114. Hey, hows everyone ?
    Good I hope, just came by to say hi and that I really really miss you guys.

    micky

    January 17, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    • Thanks, Micky! I miss you, Key, Stiletto, SEO, Kevin, Scott, Barbie, Stona, Cap, Goose, WDL, Jenice, FFE, Laurie, Jason, ZackAction, LOLtheists and every other person I’ve gotten to know through RationReality! It was a great time in my life to have been a part of a community like the one we had here. I shan’t forget those great times and I hope none of you will, either! Hit me up at my e-mail, whenever you like. (It’s on my profile page.) Cheers to all you RR-ers–I miss you guys, too!

      Soylent Ape

      January 18, 2010 at 12:45 am

    • count me with micky too – i miss all you all.

      it’s funny – i just popped in to see if this fucker was still up . . . and it was. been missing the RR crew for a while and there’s this!

      seohack

      February 2, 2010 at 7:50 pm

      • Hey, guys!! Just wanted to let you know that I am back to writing. I know it’s been a while, but I really feel good about this next project. Unfortunately, Bagel is still up in some military gaming, so she won’t be joining us, but I’m working with a funny, insightful crew whom I believe you’ll enjoy. Check us out at http://www.oddliteratureland.com. I’m really grateful for the support you’ve shown me over the years and look forward to having you involved in our OddLiteratureLand community!

        Soylent Ape

        April 15, 2010 at 10:29 pm


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