The Sun has a new owner, and no it's not a re-incarnation of an ancient god from antiquity, instead it is a 49 year old Spanish woman, Angeles Duran.
Ms Duran said she took advantage of an apparent loophole on legislation to take ownership of the main enabler of life on Earth. She told the AFP that :" There is an international agreement which states that no country may claim ownership of a planet or star, but it says nothing about individuals. There was no snag, I backed my claim legally, I am not stupid, I know the law. Anyone else could have done it, it simply occurred to me first", NewsTime informs.
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 per cent to the nation's pension fund. She would dedicate another 10 per cent to research, another 10 per cent to ending world hunger -- and would keep the remaining 10 per cent herself, Herald Sun says.