Thanks for playing Know Your City! Let’s review the questions:
- The late Cincinnati boxing great Aaron Pryor was voted “Greatest Junior Welterweight of the Century” by the Associated Press. What was his nickname?
- Cincinnatians are used to seeing “Lazarus Lizards” running around. How did the greenish ten-inch lizards with a long tail and a pointed snout, who are not native to North America, end up in Cincinnati?
- Fredric Baur, a Cincinnati chemist and food storage technician, designed and patented a container that offered a new way of packaging potato chips. What was it called?
And here are the answers:
- Pryor went by the nickname The Hawk. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1996. He passed away in 2016 at the age of 60.
- In 1951, 10-year-old George Rau Jr., stepson of Fred Lazarus III, came across the lizards while on a family vacation to Lake Garda in northern Italy. The little brat smuggled a few through customs and released them at his family’s home in the suburb of Hyde Park. The rest is history.
- Baur was the inventor of the Pringles can. In 1966, he designed the can to hold curved stacked chips. When Baur died in 2008, he was cremated and buried at Arlington Memorial Gardens in an empty can of Original-flavored Pringles.