United States passports may be ridiculously powerful, but we'd dare say they're not as ridiculously cool as Canada's.
As of mid-2013, Canadian passports have new page designs with UV-reactive inks, which appear normal to the naked eye but emit a dazzling glow when you put them under blacklight. The old Canadian passport had a similar feature, but the newer ones offer a superiorly stunning lineup of scenes from Canadian history, as one Imgur user reminded us this week.
Security is the purpose, says Jessica Seguin, a spokesperson for Citizenship and Immigration Canada. The new passports' UV-sensitive designs "serve to further secure the visa pages against counterfeiting," she told HuffPost. And they look darn good doing it:
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