Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Man Buried In A Potato Chip Can

On day I was reading the book Ohio Oddities. They had a page in the book that was talking about the man who invented the Pringles can and he was buried in the can..so I had to check it out. So today 09/06/11 we went to Arlington Memorial Gardens Cemetery on the search for the Pringles man.

This is the story about him...Fred J. Baur was an acclaimed organic chemist and had a doctorate in that field. He worked for many years in research and development at Procter and Gamble in Cincinnati, Ohio. Baur who passed away in 2008 at age 89, was proud of his work but he was the proudest of his creation of creating a package for potato chips. He was the man who invented the Pringles potato chip can. In fact, he was so proud of the little round can that holds stacked, processed potato chips that he asked to be cremated when he died and have his remains buried in a pringles can. His family decided he was serious about the matter, so upon his death some of his ashes were deposited in a bright red original Pringles potato chip can and buried along with more of his remains in a formal urn. So today we were on the hunt to find this guy. So me and Doug headed out and we walked the cemetery and low and behold we came across Fred Baur. I had to pay my respects to the man who invented the can of the chips that I love the most.

Arlington Memorial Gardens is located at 2145 Compton Rd. Cincinnati, Ohio

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