We make fun of our neighbors to the North for having monopoly money, but it turns out they might be winning the tech war in that department. As it turns out, Canadian money has a whole bunch of really weird, fascinating, and impressive little technologies.

The colorful bills are made of plastic, they have transparent areas of the bills, rainbow colored holographics, and much more. They all have a little transparent maple leaf (because Canadians are maple nuts), but this little leaf holds an interesting secret and security feature. A British scientist on holiday in Canada for Christmas is here to show just what happens when you shine a light or a laser pointer through a Canadian bill.