Once upon a time in the 60’s, John Lennon’s tooth fell out (probably in Liverpool) and he gave it to his maid, Dot Jarlett, to throw away.
By some magical turn of evens, Jarlett kept the tooth, after John’s suggested that she give it to her Beatle-fever-riddled daughter.
And there’s the reason for a woman even owning Lennon’s molar.
She didn’t pull it out in his sleep or pluck it out of his garbage, though it does look like a dirty, deformed unpopped popcorn kernel.
The tooth was sold for £19,000 pounds (around $31,200 U.S. dollars) at Omega Auction House on Saturday to Michael Zuk of Red Deer, Alberta. Zuk is a dentist and celebrity tooth enthusiast, who wrote a book in 2010 called “Confessions Of A Former Cosmetic Dentist.”
This definitely falls under the weird celebrity objects for sale category, alongside Justin Timberlake’s French toast ($3,154) Scarlett Johansson’s used tissue ($5,300) and Elvis’s hair, which sold for a whopping $115,000 in 2002.