Dentist Planning To Clone John Lennon. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
8/21/2013 2:42:00 PM
A dentist who bought John Lennon's tooth at an auction two years ago is now hoping to clone Lennon using DNA from the molar. Or is he?
"If scientists think they can clone mammoths, then John Lennon could be next," Dr Michael Zuk told The Examiner.
Zuk made headlines when he bought the ex-Beatle's tooth for $30,000 at auction in 2011. Now Zuk has launched a project to extract the DNA from the rotten tooth which Lennon gave his housekeeper in the 1970s.
"To potentially say I had a small part in bringing back one of rock's greatest stars would be mind-blowing,'' Zuk told The Examiner. "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."
Since buying the tooth, Zuk has used it to promote cancer awareness and it has featured in TV programs about DNA. He's also written a song about the tooth and has a website for fans to track the progress of the project.
Sorry to be cynical, but seems to me the good doctor isn't serious. But let's suppose that Zuk is not a self-promoting assclown and really plans to go through with this.
Imagine if little John Lennon II, instead of the John we knew, grew up to become the next Justin Beiber?
Imagine Lennon joining the Young Republicans. At Oral Roberts University.
Imagine John becomes a fat, obnoxious Packer fan!
It's awful to think about the horrid dissapointments that might occur. This might even be worse than the remake of Total Recall.