For Inventor, RIP: Rest in Pringles Can
Children honor food scientist's wishes to be buried in chip container he developed
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 2, 2008 3:10 PM CDT
A Pringles can.   ((c) Marcelo Alves)
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(Newser) – The man who invented the Pringles can is taking the chips' "Once you pop, you can't stop" slogan to eternity, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Dr. Fredric J. Baur patented the iconic container in 1970 while working for Procter & Gamble, and had long wished to be buried in one; after he died last month at 89, his survivors obliged, interring some ashes in a can and an urn and giving the rest to a grandson.