Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. e4
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    10 May '08 23:43
    A baby is born on an areoplane 6000 ft over the middle of
    the Atlantic. What nationality is it?

    It's not the parents nationality.

    It's not the pilot's nationality.

    It's not the nationality of the areoplane company.

    It's not the nationality of the place where it took off
    or where it lands.

    The answer is is amazing and is accepted throughout the world.

    A child born under such circumstances is Scottish!

    It was born in Ayr. ta-da!
  2. Joined
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    12 May '08 14:57
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    A baby is born on an areoplane 6000 ft over the middle of
    the Atlantic. What nationality is it?

    It's not the parents nationality.

    It's not the pilot's nationality.

    It's not the nationality of the areoplane company.

    It's not the nationality of the place where it took off
    or where it lands.

    The answer is is amazing and is accepted through ...[text shortened]... world.

    A child born under such circumstances is Scottish!

    It was born in Ayr. ta-da!
    not to knock the wind outta your sails, but according to the "1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness" such a baby would be granted the citizenship of the country where the plane registered.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jus_soli
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1961_Convention_on_the_Reduction_of_Statelessness
  3. Shanghai
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    12 May '08 16:27
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    A baby is born on an areoplane 6000 ft over the middle of
    the Atlantic. What nationality is it?

    It's not the parents nationality.

    It's not the pilot's nationality.

    It's not the nationality of the areoplane company.

    It's not the nationality of the place where it took off
    or where it lands.

    The answer is is amazing and is accepted through ...[text shortened]... world.

    A child born under such circumstances is Scottish!

    It was born in Ayr. ta-da!
    Very good
  4. Standard memberPalynka
    Upward Spiral
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    12 May '08 16:43
    Originally posted by 3v1l5w1n
    not to knock the wind outta your sails, but according to the "1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness" such a baby would be granted the citizenship of the country where the plane registered.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jus_soli
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1961_Convention_on_the_Reduction_of_Statelessness
    If you're going to be pedantic then you should know that jus soli is actually the exception.
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