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.”