Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Spanish woman claims ownership of "Sun"

After billions of yrs the Sun finally has an owner - a woman from Spain's soggy region of Galicia said on Friday 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 rding 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, loed in the centre of the solar system, loed at an average distance from rth 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 dedie another 10% to resrch, 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 id for how to erate income and improve the economy and people's well-being, why not do it?" she asked.

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