The man who invented the Pringles can was buried inside a Pringles can

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Pringles varieties are as vast and varied as the stars in the sky: Barbecue. Sour Cream & Onion. Buffalo Ranch. Extreme Blazin' Buffalo Ranch. But one, single Pringles can exists on this Earth with a peculiar sort of flavor dust and no chips at all—the Pringles can that holds the ashes of its inventor, Fredric Baur.

As Time explains, when Baur died back in 2008, his children made sure to fulfill the man's unique, final wish:

"When my dad first raised the burial idea in the 1980s, I chuckled about it," Baur's eldest son Larry, 49, told TIME. Larry Baur quickly realized his father was serious. Family jokes circulated about the Pringles plan, but no one questioned the elder Baur's decision. So when Frederic Baur died after a battle with Alzheimer's, Larry and his siblings stopped at Walgreen's for a burial can of Pringles on their way to the funeral home. "My siblings and I briefly debated what flavor to use," Baur says, "but I said, 'Look, we need to use the original.'"


Because while Salt and Vinegar may be fun and flashy, Original is eternal.

Image: Shutterstock/Emka74, Illustration by Michael Hession

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Thought One: "hmm.. apropos, I suppose.."

Thought Two: "good thing he didn't invent the Fleshlight.."