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Antonio Parella

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Antonio Parella was an Italian inventor resident at Turin (Torino) in northern Italy who apparently dabbled in perpetual motion, receiving press attention in 1954-'55 after his experimental machine "powered by an unceasing circulation of chemicals," including phosphorus, exploded during the morning of 29 December 1954, injuring both himself and his two financiers, local delicatessens, in the process.

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