Theophrastus's Enquiry into Plants was one of the most important books of natural history written in ancient times and a first using classification in the history of botany. He wrote that plants can grow spontaneously, from seed, or from vegetative parts of the plant enhttps:
New Zealand had an official enquiry into inter-racial relationships between Maori and Chinese. paperspast.natlib.govt.nz…
The New Scotland Yard uses a computer system developed by British Forces called Home Office Large Major Enquiry System(HOLMES) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sco…
Once the British 1881 census was compiled, officials noted an alarming rise in the number of individuals being reported as "deaf and dumb". After enquiries were made, it transpired that many enumerators had recorded babies as being deaf and dumb simply because they could not speak. findmypast.co.uk/content/…
One should use the word enquiry to request information about or look into something and the word inquiry only when talking of investigations. future-perfect.co.uk/gram…
The London Met Police's national crime database (Home Office Large Major Enquiry Service) is named after Sherlock Holmes, and it's training program is called 'Elementary' after Sherlock's famous catchphrase. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New…
British energy suppliers monitor top-ups of pre-payment meters and make enquiries to the customer if no money is added to them for some time theguardian.com/money/201…
That, into the 50's Sweden practised compulsory sterilisation as a form of eugenics and paid out damages following an enquiry in 2000 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
British spies stopped using semen as invisible ink because it began to smell if it wasn’t fresh. telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne…

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