Pringles can inventor buried with the brand

From CNN: "The man who designed the Pringles potato chip packaging system was so proud of his accomplishment that a portion of his ashes has been buried in one of the iconic cans." Yes, Fred Baur, who died last month at age 89, had some of his remains placed in a Pringles can at his gravesite. Let’s hope they made it inside the vault. Those Pringles BBQ chips I had at lunch tasted a little … off. Baur, who specialized in research and development and quality control for Procter & Gamble, filed for a patent for the familiar Pringles container in 1966. It was granted in 1970. The can shown here is from 1970, courtesy of Flickr’s Roadsidepictures.

—Posted by David Gianatasio