40 years of frustrating fun: The Rubik's Cube

This Spring marks the 40th anniversary of the Rubik's Cube.

The popular, if frustrating, puzzle game was invented in 1974 by a Hungarian professor of architecture named Erno Rubik.

While the multi-colored cube may have hit its peak in the 1980s, there are still competitions being held worldwide to see who can solve the puzzle the fastest. The next U.S. national competition is scheduled for this August in New Jersey, where the last winner solved the puzzle in under 10 seconds.

Want to try your hand at solving it, but don't have a cube handy? No worries, Google has created one of their "Doodles" today to honor Rubik's Cube. You can spin the cube, and the colors, around and see how long it takes you to solve it.