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Vaguely Interesting Snippets | 14 April – 20 April 2012  John Adams, the second President of the United States, had a dog called Satan. Luxury clothing retailer Aquascutum has just gone into administration. Its name is a portmanteau of the Latin words ‘aqua’ and ‘scutum’ and translates as ‘water shield’, and was adopted after its founder discovered a process for waterproofing wool. The Eiffel Tower was planned as a temporary addition to […]