While discussing the Vietnamese Zodiac, I came to learn that not only is there an animal associated with each year, but there's also an attribute. The interesting aspect comes from the fact that there are twelve animals, but only ten attributes. So they don't always coincide every year. We started talking about how to detmermine which attributes went with the animals for various people in the past. After having some difficulty, it seemed like the perfect job for a computer.
So I fired up my computer and started doing some Python programing. About 10-15 minutes later, I had the program set up. I then figured that if we had been curious about this, others might be curious too, so I decided to put it on the web.
Enter a year in four digit format, for example, 1999 or 2008 and hit submit. You'll get to see the attribute and animal associated with that year.