Spanish Woman Says She Owns The Sun

The-SunTake note people, the use of the Sun, yes, that great ball of fire in the sky, is no longer free.

A Spanish woman has claimed that she has obtained a legal document that designates her as the rightful owner of the center of the Solar System, and therefore authorized to collect fees for its use. Angeles Duran said in an interview with El Mundo newspaper’s online edition that she has a notarized document to prove her ownership of the Sun.

The 49-year-old from the town of Salvaterra de Mino said her document does not violate international law because only countries are prohibited from claiming ownership of planets and stars, not private individuals. “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 said.

According to her purported legal document, she is 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.”

As for the proceeds of her “income” from collecting fees for the use of the Sun, Duran said she would get only 10 percent, with the Spanish government getting 50 percent. The remaining 40 percent will be set aside for pension fund, research, and food for the poor, she said.