The latest viral optical illusion melting brains and burning eyeballs is the Case of the Disappearing Dots (which would also make an excellent Sherlock Holmes book).

Posted by game developer Will Kerslake to Reddit on Sunday, it took over the site Monday morning with angry nerds insisting it must be a GIF.

But alas, the picture is still, and it is simply the fault of the brain that it cannot comprehend more than three dots.