The name Frederic John Baur may not mean anything to you, but you’re sure to be familiar with one of his most famous creations: the Pringles container. This American chemist and food storage technician is notable for designing and patenting this unique packaging.
And he was so proud of his creation that he wanted to take it to the grave with him...literally. Before he died, Baur requested of his children that he be buried in the iconic container. His children honoured his request when he died in 2008 at 89, by placing part of his cremated remains in a Pringles container. The rest of his remains were placed in an urn buried along with the can with some placed in another urn and given to one of Baur's grandchildren.
According to his son Larry, Baur’s children briefly debated what flavor canister to use before settling on original.
Hey, whatever makes you happy as you head over to the other side...
Well, the ashes are going to be fresh...ReplyDelete
Hahaha...yes, they are :)Delete
His children had to think about which cannister, of course, it had to be original!ReplyDelete
I love people who can invent something either useful or beautiful. Both, ideally!
It only makes sense that it would be the original container. But it sure is an interesting way to be buried!Delete
Someday an archaeologist will find that Pringles can and deduce that in our time, Pringles chips were made out of people . . . OMG, Soylent Green come true!ReplyDelete
Hahaha...imagine that! Well, at least it'll make things interesting for future generations.Delete
Hahahahahahah! That is pretty funny in a dark way if you know what I mean, Martha. Where do you find these amazing little bits of info?? The comments today are really funny too!!ReplyDelete
I have no idea how I 'unearth' thse things, Francie! They pop out of nowhere as I travel through the internet!Delete
Ok, now I know who else always reads "News of the Weird"!ReplyDelete
Hahaha...yes, that would be me!Delete
A bit creepy, but understandable....ReplyDelete
Yes, a little creepy, but also very original!Delete
In a dark kind of way :)Delete