Woman Claims Legal Loophole Means She Now Owns The Sun… And She Wants You To Pay Up
from the this-is-why-i-only-go-out-at-night dept
Xyro TR1 alerts us to the rather amusing article concerning a Spanish woman who claims to have figured out a loophole in the law that allowed her to register her ownership of the Sun — for which she now claims she will demand payment from anyone making use of the Sun’s rays. Apparently, the law says that countries cannot claim ownership of various planets or stars — but says nothing of individuals, which means a few people now think that by simply registering an ownership claim, they get it. This, obviously, is not even close to true, but I do like the woman’s quote:
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 claims that she’ll use any fees she collects for various useful tasks — giving much of it to the government (?!?) and using another chunk to fighting world hunger. She’ll merely keep 10% for herself. Of course, 10% of nothing is nothing, which is pretty much about what she should expect to make.