Merge 104.8 | 13 February 2023
Adidas have said that dropping Kanye West could cost the company more than $1 billion in sales. They say the drop in revenue is because they are now unable to sell the designer’s Yeezy clothing and shoes. Adidas said last year that they ended the partnership because it “does not tolerate antisemitism and any other sort of hate speech.”
Titanic is on course to become the first reissue to reach No. 1 in over 25 years at the Global box office. The film, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, is still the third highest-grossing film of all time worldwide. It was released again last week to celebrate it’s 25th anniversary and continues to attract strong ticket sales.
Australia and New Zealand are officially the best spots to survive an apocalypse. New research published in the journal Risk Analysis reckons both countries are the most capable of providing enough food and resources for their populations in situations like a nuclear war, a super volcano explosion, or an asteroid strike. Australia and New Zealand sit at the top of the list thanks to their isolation from likely nuclear sites and high rates of agricultural production.