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Awesome: Argentinian Artist Creates ‘Weapons Of Mass Instruction’

Forget watching the world burn, this guy wants it to learn!

“Raul is one of those great, crazy people that is needed in society,” says a friend of Buenos Aires eccentric Raul Lemesoff.

“I’ve known Raul for 4 years and I still don’t know who he is,” says another.

“He’s a very un-well-adjusted person to this society,” jokes a third.

The man they are describing is the artist behind ‘Weapons of Mass Instruction,’ a genius moving exhibit which aims to spread love, laughs, and a joy of learning. Raul converted a 1979 Ford Falcon into a tank armored with 900 books on science, poetry, politics and more. He cruises the streets of Argentina‘s capital giving them away for free, hoping to educate and encourage people to read more. “My primary targets are the youngest, the kids,” says Raul.

His tank is kitted out with a turret and fake gun, and is stacked inside and out with a wide range of books to suit every taste. “My missions are very dangerous,” Raul jokes in this 7Up video about his project. “I attack people in a very nice and fun way.” He adds: “I don’t do it for money, I don’t do it for fame. I do it because I have fun doing it.”

We think ‘Arma de Instruccion Masiva’, as it’s known in Spanish, is one of the best inventions we’ve ever seen here at TA! Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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