Fredric Baur invented the Pringles can

Fredric Baur invented the Pringles can. When he passed away in 2008, his ashes were buried in one.

Fredric John Baur (June 14, 1918 – May 4, 2008) was an American chemist and food storage technician notable for designing and patenting the Pringles packaging. Baur filed for a patent for the tubular Pringles container and for the method of packaging the curved, stacked chips in the container in 1966, and it was granted in 1970. His other accomplishments included development of frying oils and freeze-dried ice cream.