Maybe the person that bought Lennon's hair thinks you can clone the musician. Otherwise why pay $48,000? The lock of hair, along with an autographed copy of Lennon's book, A Spaniard in the Works, were sold at auction. They were owned by a former hairdresser who just had them lingering in a drawer.
Implications - In today's society some individuals are more than just fans, they are infatuated with their iconic heroes. Memorabilia such as locks of hair and other unique items are become more in demand as a method of becoming closer to an icon. Celebrities looking for some added fortune should look into unconventional items their fans would go crazy for.