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Weapon of Mass Instruction: Artist Creates Tank That Gives Away Free Books

He's putting a war-like weapon to good use: spreading free knowledge to promote a culture of peace and understanding.

Imagine walking down the street and being confronted by a massive war tank… fully loaded with a library full of books. It’s knowledge being given away in the most inventive way possible, and it’s all thanks to eccentric Brazilian artist, Raul Lemesoff. His mission?  To “battle ignorance and spread knowledge.”

The “Weapon Of Mass Instruction” (Arma de Instruccion Masiva) was created by converting a 1979 Ford Flacom into a bizarre tank-like vehicle complete with a swiveling turret, a non-functioning gun, and space to store about 900 books – inside and outside of the vehicle. Featured MyModernMet, it sure is one of the best uses of a war-like machine we’ve ever seen.

Lemesoff drives though the streets of Buenos Aires and delivers books to young and old alike. His only demand? That they promise to read what he’s given them. “My missions are very dangerous,” the artist jokes in a video about his project. “I attack people in a very nice and fun way.”

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