Umrl je fotograf in igralec Leonard Nimoy, najbolje znan kot “Spock” iz serij in filmov Star Trek. V starosti 83 let je igralec bolehal za kronično obstruktivno pljučno bolezen. Ste vedeli, da je prav on tisti, ki je “izumil” Vulkanski pozdrav “Live long and prosper”?
The Vulcan greeting and the finger-separating hand gesture that accompanies it first appeared in the second season of Star Trek: The Original Series, during an episode titled “Amok Time.” Spock himself (actor Leonard Nimoy) has made no secret of the fact that the gesture and phrase were his idea, and that he based them on Orthodox Jewish blessings he remembered from his childhood. In the Jewish blessing, the position of the fingers forms the Hebrew letter “Shin,” which represents the name “Shaddai” (Almighty God). Nimoy put his own spin on the traditional gesture by holding up just one hand (instead of both) and changing up the verbal blessing slightly.