Top ten: The best Italian inventions

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Italian Antonio Meucci is often credited as the true inventor of the phone. Telephone photo: Shutterstock
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Jeans, newspapers, telephones... All familiar components of everyday life; all invented by Italians. Here, The Local lists ten Italian inventions you may not have known about.

Italians have contributed to some of the greatest inventions the world has ever seen.

Some - like the espresso machine - you may have already guessed, but others are less known. Did you know, for example, that liposuction was invented by an Italian immigrant in America?

Here we list some of the most impressive inventions.

Can you think of any more? Let us know in the comments section below.  

Top ten things the Italians invented

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