Getting buried in a coffin is so passé these days. Now, when people meet their maker they want to be laid to rest in style.

Last month Dr Fredric J Baur, designer of the Pringles can, was buried. Some of his remains were laid to rest in one of his cans, alongside a regular urn containing the rest, in a grave at Arlington Memorial Gardens in Springfield Township, Ohio.

In 1970 Baur received a patent for what has gone on to be one of the most ubiquitous food packages of all time. He also developed a freeze-dried ice cream that people added their own liquid to before freezing, although it never took off. If it had perhaps he might have wanted to be cryogenically frozen instead.