The world’s most famous and beloved search engine turns 15, today. And in true Google fashion, the company is celebrating it with an interactive Google Doodle. Visit the front page of the search engine, today, and you’ll be given a chance at whacking Google’s birthday piñata, to let sweet, sweet candy spill out on your screen.

You only have ten tries to whack it, and with good timing you’ll keep the piñata swinging, letting more candy fall out. So far, our best score is 180 – can you beat that without cheating?

Eleven years ago Christo started writing about technology for one of South Africa's (then) leading computer magazines. His first review? A Samsung LCD monitor. Hey, it was hot news, back then. Nowadays he gets more excited about photography, cars, game consoles, and faster internet connections. He's sort of an Apple fan, but will take any opportunity to remind you about his Windows-powered home theatre PC and desire to own a vanilla Android tablet.   Currently uses: Apple 13-inch Macbook Pro with Retina Display, Apple iPhone 5, Microsoft Laser Mouse 6000, Audiofly AF78 Earphones, Xbox 360, Nikon D50.