Normal Dentist Just Wants to Clone John Lennon and Raise Him as a Son

People are always so suspicious these days. Not everything has to be weird. Not every movie has an agenda. Not every pop song has an underlying message. Not every dentist wants to use John Lennon’s tooth to make a clone and raise him as a son. Actually, as far as we can tell, only one dentist wants to do that. His name is Michael Zuk, he lives in Alberta, and if he’s your dentist, you should get a new one. Because this guy dropped $33,000 for John Lennon’s tooth in an auction last year, and he’s got big plans for that tooth. Zuk is looking forward to the day where he can use it to make a little Beatle, and raise him as his own.

“He could be looked at as my son but I don’t think I would be the one, you know, owning his property,” Zuk said, which is probably not as reassuring as it sounded in his head. “He would have the rights when he was old enough to make a claim.” Of course, even if cloning becomes a reality, laws won’t necessarily bend to Zuk’s will—not that he’s worried about it. “Depends where you do these things. If it can’t be done in one country you can do these things in another,” he said. Of course, just because this child is going to be cloned from the DNA of a legendary musician doesn’t mean he just gets to do whatever he wants. “He would still be his exact duplicate,” Zuk said. “But you know, hopefully keep him away from drugs and cigarettes, that kind of thing.” Just normal things that any dad would want for their son …

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