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Owner of John Lennon's tooth hopes to clone the late Beatle
nbc ^ | Aug. 22, 2013 at 9:33 AM ET | Randee Dawn,

Posted on 08/23/2013 1:51:36 PM PDT by BenLurkin

The dentist who purchased John Lennon's rotten molar for $31,000 at a 2011 auction now has plans for the tooth: He's getting it genetically sequenced in the hopes of cloning the musician, who died in 1980

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Science; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: beatlemania; beatlemaniac; beatles; cloning; johnlennon
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1 posted on 08/23/2013 1:51:36 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

All he’ll end up with is a guy who looks just like John Lennon but who has none of the life experiences that made John Lennon the pot-smoking liberal that he was.


2 posted on 08/23/2013 1:53:30 PM PDT by MeganC (A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll never need one again.)
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To: BenLurkin

He is going to clone the King of the hippies? What, 2 million Cambodians being slaughtered isn’t enough?


3 posted on 08/23/2013 1:56:49 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: BenLurkin

As long as he has better taste in women, I’m fine with it.


4 posted on 08/23/2013 1:57:57 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: BenLurkin

The dentist needs to go see The Boys from Brazil.


5 posted on 08/23/2013 1:59:00 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: MeganC
...John Lennon the pot-smoking liberal that he was.

John Lennon was a closet Republican: Liked Ronald Reagan

Recall that 'Republican' back then could often mean 'conservative.'
6 posted on 08/23/2013 1:59:32 PM PDT by posterchild
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To: MeganC

Yes, cloning is popularly misunderstood. The child would have the same potential Lennon had at birth. That is all.

“I could have been a contender.”


7 posted on 08/23/2013 2:01:45 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: BenLurkin

Even if, by some medical miracle, the doctor could clone a live person from John Lennon’s tooth, there is no guarantee this person would be anything special whatsoever. Full talent is usually not passed on genetically without other conditions being in synch. If Paul and John met today, there would probably be way too much Government interference for them to grow and flourish as a source of music, especially if they were in disagreement with the governing powers in their countries. Today’s popular music is much meaner and more crude than back in the 60s. This is what’s selling today! This man is wasting his money, but it is his money, not mine.


8 posted on 08/23/2013 2:01:46 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: BenLurkin; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Me, I’m looking forward to Yoko Ono II !


9 posted on 08/23/2013 2:02:08 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: posterchild

His maturity does not negate (nor did he step-away from) encouraging contemporary youth in the use of heroin.


10 posted on 08/23/2013 2:03:53 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Jerome: http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/jap.wav

Bob: http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/wacky.wav

Jerome: http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/submitted/jerome_brown_letsgo.mp3


11 posted on 08/23/2013 2:08:05 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Revolting cat!

What do Yoko Ono and Biafrians have in common?


12 posted on 08/23/2013 2:08:07 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: PhiloBedo

Dunno, what?


13 posted on 08/23/2013 2:08:38 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

They both live off of dead beatles............


14 posted on 08/23/2013 2:09:11 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: boatbums

Speaking of relics!


15 posted on 08/23/2013 2:20:02 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: BenLurkin
He'd be better off giving Chapman target practice lessons.

C'mon!!! She was only a couple of feet away!

16 posted on 08/23/2013 2:21:48 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall With no one to raise him up; And I will set)
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To: BenLurkin
yokoono photo: yoko yokoono.jpg

Maybe he'll write a sequel to "Revolution 9"...

17 posted on 08/23/2013 2:24:07 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Revolting cat!
Me, I’m looking forward to Yoko Ono II !

Is she having your baby then, since it's up your 'alley'?

18 posted on 08/23/2013 2:24:09 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: BenLurkin

If human cloning were possible, people would be cloning themselves hoping for a second chance in life. Hilarious movie about cloning:

http://tinyurl.com/lphfbno


19 posted on 08/23/2013 2:27:10 PM PDT by Misterioso
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To: BenLurkin

Now he just needs a strand of Paul McCartney’s hair and some scientific breakthroughs and he’ll be rich for life. Or he’ll have two Dolly the Sheep that just happen to look like John and Paul.


20 posted on 08/23/2013 2:29:31 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Howdy to all you government agents spying on me.)
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To: MeganC

plus he would need the other beatles teeth.


21 posted on 08/23/2013 2:31:24 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: BenLurkin

Should we just Let It Be?


22 posted on 08/23/2013 2:41:00 PM PDT by Levy78
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To: Truth29

That scene in Boys from Brazil when the aging Nazi tells the 12 year old Hitler clone of his destiny to restore the Third Reich to its former glory, and all the Hitler lookalike says is,

“Hey man, are you for real?”


23 posted on 08/23/2013 2:41:42 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: BenLurkin

For what purpose? Does he expect to OWN the resulting offspring?

Cloning is an abomination.


24 posted on 08/23/2013 2:44:26 PM PDT by I want the USA back
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To: BenLurkin

And so man takes the place of God.......or attempts to, that is.


25 posted on 08/23/2013 2:44:57 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: PhiloBedo
Heh, heh. That reminds me of one. What do you call a dog with wings?

Linda McCartney.

26 posted on 08/23/2013 2:45:12 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: BenLurkin

Just what the world needs, another communist........


27 posted on 08/23/2013 2:46:53 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: BenLurkin

What if there was a mixup at the dentist and he ended up cloning Yoko!


28 posted on 08/23/2013 2:56:04 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: BenLurkin

Imagine! We might get a Beatle who sings the lyrics forward instead of backwards.


29 posted on 08/23/2013 3:02:24 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Former Rodeo Clown Sensitivity Training class valedictorian.)
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To: BenLurkin

—who died in 1980—

Uhhh, he didn’t just “die”—he was murdered in 1980.

Don’t they make editors anymore?


30 posted on 08/23/2013 3:32:15 PM PDT by JoeTheGeorgian
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To: BenLurkin

I’ll know that his clone has been successful when I see the Tooth Fairy singing Strawberry Fields Forever.


31 posted on 08/23/2013 4:04:57 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Revolting cat!

I’m still looking forward for YO1 to assume room temp, ASAP.


32 posted on 08/23/2013 4:15:40 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Penny Lane would be more appropriate, you know, the whole face in a jar by the door stuff.....


33 posted on 08/23/2013 4:38:43 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: BenLurkin

Raise the clone as a Conservative Christian; That will show them.


34 posted on 08/23/2013 4:39:03 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Kill Obamacare not wound it.)
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To: Snickering Hound

“What kind of country is this where John Lennon gets six bullets in the chest, and Yoko and standing right next to him and not f’ing bullet? Explain THAT to me.” - Dennis Leary


35 posted on 08/23/2013 4:41:32 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BenLurkin

Turn me on dead man?
Revolution Number 9


36 posted on 08/23/2013 5:14:58 PM PDT by unlearner (You will never come to know that which you do not know until you first know that you do not know it.)
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To: Revolting cat!
Is there enough of Chapman's DNA on his signed copy of Double Fantasy?


37 posted on 08/24/2013 8:02:27 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: BenLurkin; JoeProBono; Slings and Arrows; Daffynition; Revolting cat!
But what it he turns out like THIS?


38 posted on 08/24/2013 8:05:22 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: OrangeHoof; Revolting cat!
Or he’ll have two Dolly the Sheep that just happen to look like John and Paul.


39 posted on 08/24/2013 8:07:49 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: JaguarXKE
What if there was a mixup at the dentist and he ended up cloning Yoko!

OH NO!

40 posted on 08/24/2013 8:08:58 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise
Or if, you want the naked truth....**what if he turns out like THIS?**......


41 posted on 08/24/2013 8:20:52 AM PDT by Daffynition (Life's short- paddle hard!)
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To: Daffynition
He'd probably still genetically be at risk of continued coke addiction.


42 posted on 08/24/2013 8:26:44 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Daffynition; Revolting cat!; GeronL; JoeProBono
If a British dentist is going to have John Lennon cloned, this is probably how it will turn out.


43 posted on 08/24/2013 8:28:11 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

HAHAHA!

Imagine!


44 posted on 08/24/2013 9:52:51 AM PDT by Daffynition (Life's short- paddle hard!)
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To: a fool in paradise
If it's in a headline....it must be newz.


45 posted on 08/24/2013 11:22:36 AM PDT by Daffynition (Life's short- paddle hard!)
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To: Daffynition
Next thing you know, they'll be playing "I got your nose".


46 posted on 08/24/2013 11:38:38 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise
I hope they get it right.


47 posted on 08/24/2013 11:40:30 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: a fool in paradise
But if they screw up, they could end up with a Lennon Sister.


48 posted on 08/24/2013 11:42:22 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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49 posted on 08/24/2013 11:42:32 AM PDT by Daffynition (Life's short- paddle hard!)
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To: Revolting cat!

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50 posted on 08/24/2013 11:44:51 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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