Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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A Canadian dentist is trying to clone John Lennon using a $31,000 rotten molar

Hoo boy, buckle your seat belts and get your Jurassic Park jokes ready because this is a crazy one. Michael Zuk is a Canadian dentist with a dream. That dream is to one day clone musical genius John Lennon using a DNA sequence extracted from the late Beatle's rotten molar. Oh, and the dentist purchased said molar at auction for $31,200.

A Canadian dentist is trying to clone John Lennon using a $31,000 rotten molar

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Hoo boy, buckle your seat belts and get your Jurassic Park jokes ready because this is a crazy one. Michael Zuk is a Canadian dentist with a dream. That dream is to one day clone musical genius John Lennon using a DNA sequence extracted from the late Beatle's rotten molar. Oh, and the dentist purchased said molar at auction for $31,200.

Zuk recently sent the deteriorated dental heirloom to a US laboratory to attempt to extract and sequence Lennon’s genetic information. “I am nervous and excited at the possibility that we will be able to fully sequence John Lennon’s DNA, very soon I hope,” Zuk said in a press release (via Dangerous Minds). “With researchers working on ways to clone mammoths, the same technology certainly could make human cloning a reality.”

I know what you're thinking and, yes, there's a song and book to help promote this guy's ridiculous quest. You should be sure to bookmark JohnLennonTooth.com for these and all of your other supplementary John Lennon Zombie Clone Tooth needs. Yup, that's seriously a website that exists.

Somewhere, Michael Bay is already at work on a script for what happens when the Lennon clone goes rogue and starts cloning itself to create an army of Beatle replicas hellbent on world domination. There will probably be robot explosions because, Michael Bay. [Consequence of Sound]

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