According to the December 2011 issue of Dentistry Today, one of John Lennon’s rotten teeth was sold at an auction last month for $31,000 to a dentist out of Alberta, Canada. The dentist, a reported collector of animal teeth and celebrity memorabilia, claims that he just knew he needed to have it. When did Lennon lose the tooth? According to Karen Fair-weather, an Omega Auctions representative who sold the tooth, Mr. Lennon gave the tooth to his housekeeper Dorothy Jarlett sometime between 1964 and 1968 when she lived in Weybridge, Surrey. It seems Mr. Lennon came back from the dentist one day with his tooth and gave it Dorothy telling her to dispose of it “or better still, give it to your daughter as a souvenir.” Ms. Jarlett later moved to Canada, where she’s kept it with her ever since, until just recently selling it.