Gimme Some ‘Tooth’: John Lennon’s Molar Sent to Scientists for DNA Sequencing

John Lennon

Maybe we’ll get that Lennon/McCartney reunion after all.

Back in 2011, dentist Michael Zuk purchased John Lennon’s molar for $31,000 at an auction. He’s taken his prized possession on bizarre tooth-tours across the country, embraced his K-level celebrity status by fielding various interviews, and written both a song and book about the molar . And now he’s kicked the creepy factor up a couple notches: As Ultimate Classic Rock points out, he recently sent the tooth to scientists for DNA sequencing.

Zuk’s Beatles obsession clearly goes to a deep (and deeply strange) place: In a recent interview with The Examiner, he compared the rock legend to a wooly mammoth, expressing his hopes for a Lennon clone: “To potentially say I had a small part in bringing back one of rock’s greatest stars would be mind-blowing,” Zuk said. “I am nervous and excited at the possibility that we will be able to fully sequence John Lennon’s DNA, very soon I hope. With researchers working on ways to clone mammoths, the same technology certainly could make human cloning a reality.”

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  1. Brandt Hardin (@DREGstudios) Reply

    Imagine an entire world living in peace… John saw the beauty and inherent good in humanity. I tried to do his legacy justice and channel his world-embracing and loving energy this week with a tribute portrait inspired by his music and his passion for changing the world. You can see this new work of art in memoriam on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/12/john-lennon-just-imagine.html along with some pictures showing how I created it. See John holding the Universe in his hand and spreading his message. When you stop by, let me know how his words and music have affected your life and creativity!

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