Manihot grahamii / Hardy Tapioca / Graham's Cassava: a native of Eastern South America, from Brazil through to Argentina. I've done a quick web search and this has been successfully grown as far north as North Carolina. (This photo said it was taken in the Pacific NW).
Cheddar Gorge in Somerset, England. In 1903 the remains of a human male, since named Cheddar Man were found a short distance inside Gough's cave, he is Britain's oldest complete human skeleton having been dated to approx. 7150 BCE. Mitochondrial DNA taken from the skeleton has been found to match that of Adrian Targett, a man living in the area today indicating that Cheddar Man is a very distant ancestor, amazing!
Christmas Rocky Road: It’s not that I felt my usual Rocky Road Crunch Bars needed any improvement (though fiddling with recipes is one of life’s pleasures) but I thought they would benefit from some seasonal adjustment. So, out go the Rich Tea biscuits and in come amaretti and – in the seasonal spirit – I’ve crammed in some Brazil nuts and glacé cherries (as red as Rudolph’s nose), along with snowy mini marshmallows.