On Sunday, January 13th, 2013 tens of thousands of people took off their pants on subways in 60 cities in 25 countries around the world.
In Mexico City, hundreds, young and old, shed their pants and skirts to take part in the "No Pants Subway Ride" prank, just for laughs, around the world.
In places as far apart as Bangkok, Jerusalem, London, Sofia, Stockholm, New York and Washington, participants—fully clothed on top—rode the subway while showing off their panties, briefs and boxers, according to organisers. Many wore sunglasses, while some donned brightly coloured underwear and socks.
This year China joined the No Pants Subway Ride with rides in Hong Kong and Shanghai.
The prank organizer, Improv Everywhere, requires participants to abide by two requirements: being willing to strip down and keeping "a straight face about it". While the first "No Pants Subway Ride" had just seven participants, recent renditions have counted nearly 4,000 in New York and thousands more around the globe.
The prank collective's founder Charlie Todd called the event a "celebration of silliness" and said its goal is simply to make others laugh and smile - and laugh and smile you will from just looking at the pictures and viewing the videos.
In New York, it was their 12th Annual No Pants Subway Ride and there were over 4,000 participants, spread out over six meeting points and ten subway lines.
This Queens resident won the award for “oldest participant” at 82-years-old at the Downtown meeting point.
Agent Richard Lovejoy, who was at the original ride in 2002 and won the award at the Downtown meeting point for most rides.
Here is No Pants Subway Ride 2013 in New York City. Enjoy!
They announce the date of the No Pants Subway Ride every year in early December. If you’re interested in participating in 2014 in New York or anywhere else in the world, sign up for their mailing list, follow them on twitter, and like them on Facebook so you’ll be the first to hear about it.
Here's the full scoop on Improv Everywhere.
Until the next No Pants Subway Ride, keep up that smile!
Not enough? Want some more? Here's last year's video..funnier!..:O
Psst... if there is one here in Kuala Lumpur, would you go no pants?
- The Daily Chilli
- Improv Everywhere