Canadians Are Spockifying Their $5 Bills

Canadians Are Spockifying Their $5 Bills

In a official statement by The Bank of Canada has requested that its citizens stop “Spocking” their $5 bills.

Dangerous Minds writes that the bank has made an official statement after people start drawing the Star Trek Vulcan after Leonard Nimoy’s sad passing. It is not illegal to draw on bank notes in Canada but they wish you wouldn’t:

“…However, there are important reasons why it should not be done. Writing on a bank note may interfere with the security features and reduces its lifespan. Markings on a note may also prevent it from being accepted in a transaction. Furthermore, the Bank of Canada feels that writing and markings on bank notes are inappropriate as they are a symbol of our country and a source of national pride.”