Aug 23, 2013

Frederic Baur Buried In Pringles Can

Frederic Baur Buried In Pringles Can, The Cincinnati chemist who invented the iconic Pringles potato chip can was buried in one.

Relatives revealed yesterday they honored Fredric Baur’s bizarre last wish and buried part of his cremated remains in a Pringles can.
Frederic Baur Buried In Pringles Can

Baur was so proud of the tube-shaped container he patented in 1970 that he wanted one to accompany him to his grave, his children told the Cincinnati Enquirer.

The retired organic chemist and food storage technician died May 4 in an Ohio hospice. He was 84.

Baur also invented frying oils and a freeze-dried ice cream, but nothing came close to the crowning achievement of his Pringles can, his children said.