Different River

”You can never step in the same river twice.” –Heraclitus

June 2, 2008

Pringles Can as a Coffin?

Filed under: — Different River @ 2:07 am

No, this isn’t a diatribe against eating high-fat foods. It’s a news story.

Pringles Can Designer Dies, Buried In a Pringles Can

n3hat sends along an item from the Cincinnati Enquirer:

“Dr. Fredric J. Baur was so proud of having designed the container for Pringles… that he asked his family to bury him in one. His children honored his request. Part of his remains was buried in a Pringles can — along with a regular urn containing the rest… Dr. Baur, a retired organic chemist and food storage technician who specialized in research and development and quality control for Procter & Gamble, died May 4 at 89… He developed many products, including frying oils and a freeze-dried ice cream, for P&G… But the Pringles can was his proudest accomplishment, his daughter said. He received a patent for the package as well as the method of packaging Pringles in 1970.”

In America, you “can” do anything….

One Response to “Pringles Can as a Coffin?”

  1. Dru Says:

    …I wonder what bit of him went into the Pringles can (she says innocently…) -and whether there was a space at the top like there increasingly is in Pringles cans, apparently. :-)

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