Two years back, I got to know about the Republic of Rose Island. An engineer, along with some professionals, gets creative, and decides to build an island nation in the mid of the sea. However, later it was dashed by Italy, due to the legal violations of Italian law. Probably he could have implemented it legally.
Stories of micronations resemble fairy tales, and in the worst cases, they sound like a mere hoax. After 2 years from this, recently I read about another micronation, known as Sealand, which also seems to be active till present. Interestingly, the Principality of Sealand has been selling the titles of Lord, Lady, Baron, Baroness, Count, and Countess through its website.