By: AnnMarie Scaramuzzino
We reported last year that Dr. Michael Zuk, a Canadian dentist, had purchased one of John Lennon’s molars for more than $31,000 at a 2011 auction in the UK.
The dentist later gave a piece of the tooth to his sister Kirsten Zuk, who included it in a sculpture she was working on of the late rocker for charity.
Now, the story of John Lennon’s tooth continues, and it’s getting a little weirder.
Zuk has launched the website JohnLennonTooth.com, and released a post stating that scientists in the US are currently attempting to extract DNA from the tooth to determine whether or not Lennon could be cloned.
“Many Beatles fans remember where they were when they heard John Lennon was shot. I hope they also live to hear the day he was given another chance," Zuk writes on his website.
In support of the charity Changing Faces, Zuk, who is known as the “Crazy Dentist” in his hometown of Alberta, Canada, has also written a book on the tooth, as well as a song entitled “Love Me Tooth,” and has taken the molar on a tour of the UK to raise awareness of mouth cancer.
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