One day i discovered that a coworker of mine, an Indian fellow, had never heard of Taro. This was pretty amazing to me, seeing as how it's staple of millions of people around the world. In fact, it turns out that Taro originates in India! Here are a bunch of links that i found for him to learn about Taro and all its wonderfulness.
History of Taro.
Compared to all the other starchy roots - Tubers!
It has such a pretty leaf.
Thousands of varieties. Color varies from white to purple.
I worked in a taro field briefly, when i was a kid.