The death of Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy brought to life a trend called "spocking" last week.

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Sir Wilfrid Laurier as Spock.

In tribute to Nimoy's fictional character, Spock, people are giving the Canadian $5 bill's image of Spock look-a-like Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier a sci-fi makeover, complete with Vulcan ears and angled eyebrows.

compromise the material's lifespan, hamper security features and even keep the tender from being accepted during a transaction, according to Yahoo! News. While the Bank of Canada said the doodling is legal, government officials also declared altering the symbols of "national pride" to be inappropriate.

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