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To ensure that Leonard Nimoy’s memory both lives long and prospers, Canadians have been sketching Spock-style bowl haircuts over the mostly bald head of Sir Wilfrid Laurier on their $5 bills. The trend was sparked after the Canadian Design Resource tweeted out a call to action:

Since then, there’s been all kinds of responses:

The trend became so popular, that Mr. Laurier himself even weighed in:

But the idea of sketching Spock’s hair on bank notes is actually something Canadians have been doing for a long time:

The new polymer bills never stopped it either (although they are a little harder to draw on):

Defacing currency is practically a Canadian pastime. Back when Harry Potter was all the rage, we’d even ‘Snape’ our bills:

Snape $5

Before you go out and start drawing all over your own money though, just remember that this might not be entirely legal. The Royal Canadian Mint’s website notes that “The Currency Act and The Canadian Criminal Code clearly state that no person shall melt down, break up or use otherwise than as currency any coin that is legal tender in Canada.” But it doesn’t specifically mention the defacing or ‘Spocking’ of bank notes as a crime (loophole, perhaps?).

If you still wanted to honour Nimoy’s memory in a more legitimate way though, you could always stick to the classic Vulcan salute:

Spock

More on the passing of Leonard Nimoy: