At Least Pringles Doesn't Come in a Bag

P&G Package Designer Has Remains Buried in the Chip Brand's Can

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Sure, they take package design very seriously these days at Procter & Gamble. But some people there always did. Enough so that Frederic J. Baur, the retired organic chemist and food-storage technician responsible for designing the Pringles can, will spend eternity in one.

Dr. Baur, who died May 4 at 89 in the Cincinnati suburb of College Hill, always wanted to have his cremated remains buried in a Pringles can, and his children honored his request, The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

As much of his remains as would fit in a Pringles container are there, with the rest in a regular urn, both at his grave at Arlington Memorial Gardens near Cincinnati.

Dr. Baur received the patent for the package and method of packaging Pringles in 1970. One can only imagine how his final arrangements might have been handled had another invention of his -- freeze-dried ice cream that could be reconstituted by adding milk and putting it in the freezer -- proved a commercial success too.
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