In the story about Procter & Gamble selling the Pringles line, this interesting tidbit:
Mr. Baur never lost his affection for the Pringles’ can, which he invented. When he died in 2008, his children honored his request to bury his ashes in a Pringles can. In an interview with Time, Mr. Baur’s son, Larry, said he and his siblings stopped at a Walgreen’s to pick up a can of Pringles on the way to the funeral home.
“My siblings and I briefly debated what flavor to use,” Mr. Baur said, in the Time interview. “But I said, ‘Look we need to use the original.’ “
It’s a great story, William “The Refrigerator” Perry, down on his luck gets his Super Bowl ring back as a gift from a 10 year old boy, Cliff Forrest.
And how did 10 year old Cliff get the ring? By buying from a sports bar using $8,500 from his college fund!
Cliff used money he had been saving for college to purchase the ring after seeing it at Mickey Mantle’s restaurant and sports bar in New York City. The establishment also has a sports memorabilia section. Cliff Forrest Sr., who owns Rosebud Mining Company in Pittsburgh, said the ring was purchased for $8,500.
“When Cliff saw the ring, he said he had to have it,” Tracy said. “Once I saw the price, I said, ‘Absolutely not. We’re not buying the ring.’
“He ended up taking money out of his savings account. We told him it was money for college, but he ended up getting the ring.”
Websites that have fake stories for April Fool’s Day are generally pretty lame. ThinkGeek.com is an exception. They’ve been creating great geeky fake products that you can’t order. Sometimes they’re so good they actually end up being made. Star Wars Lightsaber Popsicles is one that I see being made in the future.
UPDATE: Just watched the video ad on the website. Pretty funny.