Sunday, 28 November 2010
A Spanish woman has claimed to be the owner of the Sun. The 49-year-old from Galicia told El Mundo newspaper that she registered the star at a local public notary.
“There was no snag, I backed my claim legally, I am not stupid, I know the law. I did it but anyone else could have done it, it simply occurred to me first,” she told the online edition of Spanish daily newspaper El Mundo.
The document issued by the notary public declares Duran to be the “owner of the Sun, a star of spectral type G2, located in the center of the solar system, located at an average distance from Earth of about 149,600,000 kilometers.”
According to the woman there is an international agreement which states that no country may claim ownership of a planet or star, but it says nothing about individuals, she added.
According to AFP, the Spanish woman now wants to cash in with a fee on everyone “who uses the sun” and give half of the income to the Spanish government and 20 per cent to the nation’s pension fund.
A further 10 per cent would be granted to research, another 10 per to fighting world poverty and the remaining 10 per cent she would keep to herself.