(BUSINESS INSIDER) Canadians are paying a strange sort of tribute to the late Leonard Nimoy — they're drawing his most famous character, Spock from "Star Trek," over a 19th-century politician on their banknotes.
Nimoy died on Friday, and he got a variety of tributes, not least from US President Barack Obama. But few are weirder than the drawings of Spock on Canadian banknotes. It has become known as "Spocking."
It looks as if the fad goes back further. Apparently, Canadians have been turning Sir Wilfrid Laurier, the country's first French-speaking prime minister, into a Vulcan for years.