Deadbeat: Man dead for 450 years gets TV bill
Mar 13th 2009 3:30PM
Updated Mar 16th 2009 12:07PM
A German mathematician who died 450 years ago was sent a letter demanding he pay long-overdue TV license fees, according to a Reuters story.
The bill from Germany's GEZ broadcast fee collection office went to the last home address of Adam Ries, an algebra expert who bought the house in 1525. A club in his honor was set up at the home 400 years later.
The head of the club returned the letter to GEZ, explaining that Ries died in 1559, centuries before the invention of television and radio. She received another reminder a few weeks later.