In this new video, Great Big Story profiles a Yorkshire Terrier named Smoky, “the tiniest war hero of all time.” Adopted by Corporal Bill Wynne during World War II, Smoky went on to follow her owner on combat missions in the Pacific Ocean theater, serve as a therapy dog for wounded soldiers, and become a genuine celebrity after the war. And she did all that while weighing only four pounds and standing at just seven inches.
You can learn more about Smoky on her Wikipedia page. One of the highlights includes the time she ran telegraph wire through a 70-foot-long pole to help engineers establish an airbase in the Philippines. As the page notes, “What would have been a dangerous three-day digging task to place the wire was instead completed by this little dog in minutes.”
If you don’t want to get stuck footing the bill for a hit and run, this dashboard-mounted camera offers up to 2K resolution to make sure you always have a reliable witness, and it’s available in the Boing Boing Store for 30% off it’s usual price.The PapaGo mounts unobtrusively to your windshield to see everything […]
While some people still maintain that everything in Apple’s walled garden “just works” and is immune to the rampant malware of the Windows world, the reality is different. The Mac’s growing market share has made it a much more viable target for malicious actors, and its built-in tools aren’t always enough to fix things. Drive […]
Boasting an IPX6 waterproof rating, the Trakk Bullet Ultra Compact Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker resists dust and heavy rainfall. It’s currently available in the Boing Boing Store.The Trakk Bullet offers the same wireless convenience as other portable speakers, but few are built as tough as this one. Its utilitarian construction is designed to be a totally low-maintenance […]