"Our records indicate you only spent 200 hours in the sun this month, would you like us to rollover your remaining 520 hours to next month's Sun Usage Bill?"
Okay, so that’s a little extreme, but one Lawyer’s recent claim to own the sun is real. So will he use this claim as a diabolical plan to charge all humanity for the Sun and its usage? No. Although that would make one hell of a Sci-Fi Original Movie, his outrageous claim actually was brought about to expose the ridiculousness of extraterrestrial real estate 'owners' and 'sellers'.
Virgiliu Pop (easily one of the best names ever), a PhD Candidate at the University of Glasgow, said:
"If they believe they can own a celestial body just because it has not been claimed before, and then sell it to the public, so can I say I own the Sun and charge the 'extraterrestrial owners' for solar energy".
Mr. Pop registered his claim over the Sun on April 28th, 2001, with the Archimedes Institute Claim Registration Office, registry that has been used also by Mr. Gregory Nemitz in registering his claim over asteroid Eros. "In February 2001, Mr. Nemitz sent NASA an invoice for the parking/storage fee for the NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft, that landed on 'his' property.
I don’t know about you guys, but that last line about Mr. Nemitz sending invoices to NASA for the parking/storage of their spacecraft is probably one of the funniest things I’ve read in a while.