If all goes according to dentist Michael Zuk’s plan, John Lennon will soon be alive again and making chart-topping albums. Zuk has made it his life’s ambition to clone Lennon from a tooth that the late rock star left to his housekeeper in 1960′s. Oh wait, it just gets weirder.
Zuk, who purchased the tooth for more than $30,000 at an auction, has been taking it on tour around the world for all to see. You’ll soon get to catch sight of the famous incisor an upcoming episode of the Science Channel’s show “Oddities.” Or you can see it in Zuk’s photography book,“Rot Star” Art, featuring celebrity teeth. The Alberta based dentists says he hopes to take his obsession with Lennon a step further by having scientists clone the singer using the DNA from his tooth:
“To potentially say I had a small part in bringing back one of rock’s greatest stars would be mind-blowing. 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.”
I highly recommend visiting Zuk’s website, JohnLennonTooth, which features more info about the project and an original song featuring Dr. Zuk, “Love Me Tooth,” sung to the tune of “Love Me Do” by The Beatles.