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Spanish woman claims ownership of sun

2010-11-26 23:02

Madrid - After billions of years the Sun finally has an owner - a woman from Spain's soggy region of Galicia said onFriday she had registered the star at a local notary public as being her property.

Angeles Duran, 49, told the online edition of daily El Mundo she took the step in September after reading about an American man who had registered himself as the owner of the moon and most planets in our Solar System.

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.

"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 000km".

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% to the nation's pension fund.

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

"It is time to start doing things the right way, if there is an idea for how to generate income and improve the economy and people's well-being, why not do it?" she asked.

Comments
  • Balstrome - 2010-11-26 23:41

    Let the sun jokes start.

  • Half Khan - 2010-11-26 23:59

    The weirdest thing is that she seems totally serious...

  • people.3000 - 2010-11-27 00:07

    I'm not giving you sh*T! lol

      Shadoz - 2010-11-27 13:24

      I wonder who all these poor old countries that are suffering from the worst drought can sue? maybe she should have thought about this. lol.

      gbrits2009 - 2010-11-29 15:27

      @Shadoz ... SPOT on with that one, since she owns the sun, she will be sued for drought and everything else the sun did bad, sunburn, my neighbor ( which is a lawyer) will be delighted tonight to hear he can sue for the bad sunburn he got over the weekend.

  • people.3000 - 2010-11-27 00:14

    Ok, I'm claiming ownership of everything below the earth's crust (in other words the mantle and core, everything below the continents), It's all mine, everybody parking on my property has to pay rent now... I'm not that greedy, R1 per person per year, so thats around R6-7 bilj per year, I can live with that...

      Nicko Minaj - 2010-11-27 09:14

      don't forget the minerals

  • Banned - 2010-11-27 01:41

    Sweet, and when the prove the sun causes global warming I'm sueing your ass for all you have

      Big Mouth - 2010-11-27 05:16

      Ha ha, the best comment so far.

      Arthur Phili - 2010-11-27 06:53

      Good thinking!

  • warrenwww - 2010-11-27 08:56

    Warren Walker from South Africa plans to sue Angeles Duran from Spain who claims to own the sun ? If she owns it then she should have prevented me getting Sun burnt ? $ 100 000 000 sounds about right ?

      CofiDrinka - 2010-11-27 09:40

      Great comment, and how on earth is she going to charge people for using the sun, I can say no im not paying, what she going to do. Ill get sunburnt like you and we all can make a civil case against her.

  • Dr.Iver - 2010-11-27 10:09

    Everybody knows the sun shines out of my @ss. That proves who the real owner is...

  • Made_In_SA - 2010-11-27 10:35

    YOU, dear Angeles Duran 49 of Salvaterra do Mino Madrid Spain, The new owner of the sun (official) can kiss my lilly white ass! I ain't paying you jack shit, do as you please , I won't be paying, UNTIL you pay me 49yrs worth of rent for living on MY planet Earth! Stupid people! We need them, Don't we?

  • goyougoodthing - 2010-11-27 10:55

    I hope she's ready for some serious class actions lawsuits to do with Melanoma...

  • Corry - 2010-11-27 11:00

    Actually she has to go to the deeds office on Alpha Centauri. Unfortuantely the Vogons have already submitted plans to demolish the earth for a new highway. They should be here any day now...

      pizzabotha - 2010-11-27 11:23

      Good one ^^ Ten to one it is already owned there.

  • Kora - 2010-11-27 11:03

    You all have gotten this wrong. Sue her for cause skin cancer and donate the proceeds to the cure. She wants to own it and milk people for a good cause people can do it right back to her

  • cr1t - 2010-11-27 11:29

    Well in that case I'm claiming the milky way, and she owes me rental. Emperor of Milky way.

  • dictator - 2010-11-27 11:37

    Ok,I own space,your sun is in my space!I want 90% of what the sun brings you.

  • colindavisRSA - 2010-11-28 10:53

    Right... Whats the contact details. I want to Sue for damages. I got sun burn, the paint on my car is fading due to sun damage, my grass is dying and burning, i can sleep during the day cuz of light. I want $10 mill for dames and inconvieance as well as another $10 mill for future damage. Should the owner not remove her property from my garden further law suits will be filed. I would also suggest to forum of our city that i have found the one accountable for the recent outbreak of runaway and feld fires in the country.

  • colindavisRSA - 2010-11-28 10:56

    2nd : I want to sue the owner for the total of $20 mill, or we can settle out of court for the sum off $1 mill and the deed papers for the sun, withc i will donate to Mr J. Malema , on with the rest of the world can sue,and get him behind bars.

  • Neil_Murray - 2010-11-29 08:46

    Drugs, are a terrible thing. Get yourself into rehab, Angeles Duran.

  • sbyrow - 2010-11-30 10:04

    When the sun throws solar flares, do we claim damages from her? ...LOL el stupido

  • Jack - 2010-12-02 03:29

    this is literally insane. charging people to live..idiot.

  • dsearch2007 - 2010-12-03 00:27

    Now people are welcome to sue her for sun burns, dry skins and skin cancer.

  • dsearch2007 - 2010-12-03 00:27

    Now people are welcome to sue her for sun burns, dry skins and skin cancer.

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