November 5th, 2011
07:22 PM ET

John Lennon's tooth sells for more than $31,000 at auction

The tooth fairy's trash became another man's treasure Saturday when a discolored molar that once belonged to John Lennon was put up for auction.

The winning bid came in at 19,500 pounds (U.S. $31,200), according to auction results posted online.

Michael Zuk, a Canadian dentist, is claiming responsibility for the winning bid. Omega Auction House, which sold the tooth, did not immediately respond to requests for comment Saturday.

Lennon gave the tooth to Dorothy "Dot" Jarlett when she worked as his housekeeper at his Kenwood home in Weybridge, Surrey, according to her son, Barry. Jarlett, who was employed between 1964 and 1968, developed a warm relationship with Lennon, her son said.

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  1. saywhat

    @dr.Ruffnut

    good idea. You would be surprised at how many morons & assorted nuts would be willing to part with their money for that.
    A yellowed molar of a fellow human so why not a tissue with a smear of ........God, this gets grosser.
    Pardon me folks.

    November 5, 2011 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. s kel

    I though boogers held the chair together.............thats why I put them there :-)

    November 5, 2011 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. s kel

    for home improvment........ :-)

    November 5, 2011 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. bobcat (in a hat)

    @s kel
    But don't boogers make the surface slick ?

    November 5, 2011 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. bobcat (in a hat)

    Boogers are pretty cool though. I mean, if you can dig out one of those big sticky honkers, you can roll it around between your fingers and shape it to different things.

    ACK, That's too gross even for me.

    November 5, 2011 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. saywhat

    Can it guys. Its dinner time on the West Coast.

    November 5, 2011 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. banasy©

    Saywhat: that's the tooth!

    Bobcat (in a hat) and s kel:

    Yucky! If you tooth don't cut it out...

    November 5, 2011 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. banasy©

    @bobcat (in a hat)

    Is that play-doh for poor folks?

    November 5, 2011 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. bobcat (in a hat)

    It's actually more like silly putty. Stretches really nicely.
    Just won't pick up images off the newspaper.

    November 5, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. banasy©

    Ok, last one:
    Just think of the motherlode Ringo could provide...

    November 5, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. pmk1953

    "I might be moving to Montana. Just to raise me a crop of dental floss."

    November 5, 2011 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. bobcat (in a hat)

    Las one for me too:
    You'd probably have to blast for them nuggets.

    November 5, 2011 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. banasy©

    Ah, a grodd thread made even more gross by the musing of us looney tunes.
    Gotta love it.

    November 5, 2011 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. bobcat (in a hat)

    Yeah, Ain't it cool ?

    November 5, 2011 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. pmk1953

    My wife used to call rubber cement booger glue. After it dries and you peel it off, it rolls up just like boogers.

    November 5, 2011 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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