Creator of "Pringles" dead at 89

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  1. flame boy

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    The designer of the Pringles crisp tube has died – and had his remains buried in one of the containers. The packaging was his "proudest accomplishment"

    Dr Fredric J. Baur, who was 89, had told his family to ensure his final resting place was the inside of one of his most famous creations.

    They honoured his request by having his ashes buried in a Pringles tube – and a more conventional urn for the overflow – at Arlington Memorial Gardens in Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Dr Baur, who was a retired chemist and food storage technician at Pringles owners Procter and Gamble, patented the design for the saddle-shaped crisp’s vertical container in 1970.

    His daughter Linda told the Cincinnati Enquirer that the packaging was his “proudest accomplishment.” He also invented several other products, including a freeze-dried ice cream, which didn’t enjoy as much success.

    His son Lawrence Baur told the Enquirer: “Basically, what you did, you added milk to it, put it in the freezer and you had ice cream. That was another one he was proud of but just never went anywhere.”
     
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    Why is everyone dying :frown1: RIP, pringles man.
     
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    That's sad - he had a nice long life though... kinda cool that he requested his ashes to be placed a pringles can though - I'm gonna go out and buy me some pringles and drink a toast to the guy.. :smile:
     
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    I wonder if they will stack the caskets in his family plot one on top of another.:wink:
     
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    Aw Bless,

    Wonder if he will go damp 2 days after they open his container?
     
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    May he rest in peace. I love me some sour cream and chives pringles
     
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    It's kind of inevitable. :smile:
     
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    Aww, I'm sorry he's gone. Although Lay's are my chip of choice every now and then I do love me some Pringles. They are perfect for the beach cause they don't get crushed in my beach bag. I bet OCD people love them too. :biggrin1:

    Rest in Peace, Dr Fredric J. Baur
     
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    I'm dying???? Holy shit... I still need to take out the recyling, rollover my 401K, Armor-All my tires, recharge the fire extinguishers.... shit... gotta go folks. Much to do.
     
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    He designed pringles based upon his "wet leaf theory". He figured that potato chips are like leaves and that the only way you could stack them would be if they are wet. So therefore the advent of pringles. RIP.
     
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    :rolleyes: Okay, okay I was just pointing out there are a lot of RIP threads hanging around today :rolleyes: :tongue:
     
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    I heard he choked on a pretzel.

    No wait. That was somebody else.
     
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    Pecker... you often ASTOUND ME at your quickly-timed witty genius.
     
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    I bet someone opened one last can of pringles broken into bit and just had enough and killed him.
     
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    Oh shit. He cashed in his chips.
     
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    Sad to see him go, but that is just awesome, that level of dedication to his work. Always good to see a designer who honestly stands behind his/her work.
     
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    So, the jingle is untrue; once you pop, you really can stop.
     
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    I heard it was orville redinbacher!
     
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    Personally, I don't. All the chips at the bottom of the container are always crunched and are like powdered chips. My favorite are fritos corn chips. (They're a little harder to break.) But the beach idea is pretty cool, I've never thought about that. RIP Pringles DUDE!
     
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