An article from The Hob-bee Hive from 2010 lists ten clever uses for Pringles cans. Among the suggestions are using them to store yarn, turning them into coin banks, making them into Christmas ornament containers, and using them to store paint rollers. There is at least one additional use for a Pringles can: a container for your final remains.
There would be no better authority for an appropriate use for a Pringles container than the man who created it.
Fredric J. Baur, Jr. was an organic chemist and food storage technician specializing in research and development and quality control for Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble. While working in this capacity, he created a new way to package the curved, stacked potato snacks known as Pringles. He filed for a patent in 1966. In 1970, he was issued Patent No. 3,498,798 for “The Packaging of Chip-Type Snack Food Products.” You have benefitted from Baur’s engineering talents if you have eaten Pringles.
Baur’s talents were not limited to potato crisps. He also received patents for such things as “Salad Oils and a Method of Making Them,” “Plastic Shortenings and Process of Producing Same,” “Dry Mix for Frozen Desserts,” and several others.
It was his creation of the Pringles can for which Baur was particularly proud. Upon his death on May 4, 2008, his family honored his request that he leave this world in the container he brought to the world. His children had his body cremated and buried a portion of the ashes in a Pringles container.
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