Dentist Michael Zuk hopes to clone John Lennon using musician’s tooth 

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  • For that much money, he probably could have bought a whole wax sculpture of the famous musician -- instead of just a tooth.

Eccentric dentist Michael Zuk is really, really stimulated by all things dental and is over the moon after purchasing one of John Lennon’s molars for $30,000. But wait, there’s more: He plans to try to clone the dead rock star from the DNA he will extract from the tooth.

“If scientists think they can clone mammoths,” he tells the New York Post, “then John Lennon could be next.”

All moral and ethical implications aside, we can’t help but think that the musician would be pretty pissed off to be resuscitated. “This isn’t what I bloody well meant when I wrote ‘Imagine,’” he would say in his best Liverpudlian accent. However, resurrecting him would perhaps truly make him “bigger than Jesus,” so there’s that.

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