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Leave it to a Spainard to claim ownership of the Sun

Leave it to a Spainard to claim ownership of the Sun

Sold! Or at least it’s been claimed! Angela Duran, 49 of Spain has registered the star at a local notary public as being her property.

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 in a local newspaper article, according to AFP.

“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.”

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 centre of the solar system, located at an average distance from Earth of about 149,600,000 kilometres”.

Duran, who lives in the town of Salvaterra do Mino, said she now wants to slap a fee on everyone who uses the sun and give half of the proceeds to the Spanish government and 20 percent to the nation’s pension fund.

What will she do with the rest of the profits?

She would dedicate another 10 percent to research, another 10 percent to ending world hunger — and would keep the remaining 10 percent herself.

Source: AFP

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