Laurel and Yanny
Laurel and Yanny wouldn't have happened if the cot-caught merger was universalized.
Laurel and Yanny is just a recapitulation of The Dress. Someone posted it to debate, then it went to the birds. Only with a badly rerecorded and highly lossy soundbyte instead of an image file that renders differently on different monitors.
And so the beautiful shirts were rowed ever farther into the past, which is construed as a social construct.