First, the Canadian passports can help you access beer. Now they put on a secret show.
Passports are becoming more complicated, making sure that duplicating them isn't easy. The new Canadian e-passport has had a relatively secret feature; well, secret until last week.
The images of the Canadian passport under black light have been making their ways around the Internet (original source here). The illustrations of Canadian historical elements take on a whole new vision when seen under black light.
The images under black light remind me a bit of the Mosaika sound-and-light show I saw last summer in Ottawa against the backdrop of the Parliament building.
If you have an older Canadian passport, you might wonder why your passport isn't this awesome. Only new passports processed starting on Canada Day 2013 are the new electronic passports (e-passports). Those passports have the magic show.
Usually, you pay attention to your passport when you are about to cross the border or frantically searching for your passport in your house. Now the Canadian passport is a gateway to shedding light on history and symbols of what makes Canada great.
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