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Just imagine! A Canadian Beatles fan – especially of John – would like to clone the dead Beatle using DNA from one of Lennon’s decayed molars. Seeing as how Michael Zuk is also a dentist, it’s not totally weird, just sorta. Zuk bought the tooth for more than $30,000, when the son of Lennon’s former housekeeper, Dot Jarlett, who’d acquired the tooth after it was pried from John’s gaping maw in the late ’60s, decided to auction it off. Although the rotten tooth was reportedly too fragile for DNA testing at the time of the sale, Zuk hopes that advances in genetic research will enable him to convert the DNA in the tooth into stem cells. “You cannot do any better than bringing back someone who was taken from this world too early,” he said, a sentiment usually exclusive to mad scientists. The tooth is currently in an undisclosed American laboratory, but Zuk will not attempt to clone a human in any country where it’s illegal. But wait, there’s more: He also owns one of Elvis Presley’s teeth. (via newyorkdailynews)
First there was the cronut. Then came the ramen burger. Now a Canadian try at the Cronut Burger has ended in disaster when 12 people who sampled the dubious treat at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto got severe food poisoning and needed to be treated by paramedics. Five of them were rushed to the hospital, suffering from vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach pain. Yuck! The noxious concoction was created in a collaboration between two restaurants, Epic Burgers and Waffles and Le Dolci, a Toronto bakery that previously released a knockoff of the popular Cronut created by New York City’s Dominique Ansel Bakery. The thing was apparently a hit, right up until cramps set in. Neither restaurant has commented on the disastrous event, but folks on Twitter have already put in their two (Canadian) cents and have prompted a serious cronut burger backlash. (via New York Observer)
Lab is a life-size model of a human skeleton – with exposed organs – that was crocheted by artist Shanell Papp, the Canadian artist. She spent eight months in 2006 creating the sculpture. And for accuracy, she used an actual human skeleton as reference, along with anatomy textbooks. The work includes unsettling details like bone marrow and half-digested food in the stomach. (via laughingsquid and orderofthegooddeath)
Canuck Justin Bieber wore this seemingly wildly inappropriate off-the-shoulder farmer outfit to receive the Diamond Jubilee award (for Canadians who earn achievements abroad) from Canada’s prime minister Stephen Harper, and rightfully received bad press for it. In his response to the criticism, Bieber fired off an Instagram, oddly singling out the Daily Mail‘s Hayley Peterson who merely reported the negative fallout. Wrote the Bieb: “The pic of me and the Prime Minister was taken in a room in the arena where I was performing at that day. I walked straight from my meet and greet to him, if you ‘Hayley’ expect me to have a change of clothes let a loan a suit at that specific time that’s crazy, it wasn’t like it was like I was going into his environment we were at a hockey arena. Wow am I ever white trash hayley peterson lol.” Sorry, Biebsy, still inappropriate. (via buzzfeed)
Our lady RuPaul graces the cover of Gay Calgary this month and dishes all things All Stars. Click here to read the entire interview.
Ryan Gosling and his girlfriend Eva Mendez have been spending the week traveling around his native Canada primarily to attend the graduation of his mother, Donna, from Brock University in Ontario, where she received a bachelor’s degree in education.