Have you ever had a Pringles? You know the potato chip that is curved that fit so snugly in a tall skinny can? They are highly addictive and you can’t just eat one. Sometimes if you are lucky, all of the Pringles are whole and there are no crumbs in the bottom of the can, unlike when you get a bag of chips.
Fredric J Baur was a chemist and food storage tech that worked for Proctor & Gamble. In 1966, Baur came up with the idea of a tubular container for these awesome chips called Pringles. He filed for the patent and was granted the patent in 1970. The rest you can say is history.
But here’s a tidbit of information that will blow your mind. Baur retired from Proctor and Gamble in the early 1980’s. He died May 4, 2008 of Alzheimer’s. Baur had told his family that when he died, he wanted to be buried in a can of Pringles. So on the way to the funeral home upon his death, his family stopped at a local Walgreens and bought an iconic can or Pringles. Bauers remains upon his creation were then split between a Pringles can, in an urn placed with the Pringles can and another urn that was given to his grandson.