Monday, June 2, 2008

Once you pop...

Dr Fredric J. Baur, the inventor of the Pringles chip can, died today at the age of 89.

Prior to his death, Baur informed his family that he wanted to be buried in one of his inventions. Since his other invention was a package of freeze-dried ice cream, his final resting place is a Pringles can in the Arlington Memorial Garden in Cincinnati, Ohio. The flavour is unknown.

If they lovingly packaged him up in a chip container, I can only imagine what he would have ended up in had his wife found out he had another family on the side.

Dr Bauer was a chemist and food storage technician at Proctor & Gamble and created his "proudest invention" in 1970.

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