Woman sues eBay for blocking her attempts to sell the Sun
Spaniard Ángeles Durán argues star is ‘real product’, claims ownership through notarised documents
A Spanish woman is suing online marketplace eBay for blocking her attempt to sell off bits of the Sun, The Register reported.
Ángeles Durán is claiming EUR10,000 in damages from eBay, which stopped her selling chunks of Earth's parent star on the grounds "is not tangible and can't be sold".
Durán, who claims ownership of the celestial body, argues, "It is a real product."
She reportedly holds a notarised document, dating back to 2010, in which she is named "owner of the Sun, type G2 star, which lies at the centre of the solar system, at an average distance from the Earth of 149,600,000 kilometres."
Durán also says the proceeds of the sale were intended for "a child with mobility difficulties and other charitable ends."
Durán previously tried to register "Tarzan's call", but was unsuccessful.
The case in involving the Sun will receive its first hearing in a Madrid court on 17 June.