Many of us are familiar with the Chinese zodiac and the animals on it that represent the twelve months of the year, but aside from the one for their own birth month, few know much more than that. In celebration of this year’s Chinese New Year, we thought we’d share this great Ted Talk video (found below) by ShaoLan Hseuh – technologist and entrepreneur – who shares tips for understanding how it actually works and the folktale it’s from, and as she says perhaps a little about the people who created it too.