Riders Take Subway Pantsless In Growing Tradition

January 11, 2010

New York (ChattahBox) – In what originally started as a small prank by the entertainment groups ‘Improv Everywhere,’ almost 1,200 people in 15 countries participated in the annual “No Pants Subway Ride.”

Originating in New York City, it has now spread to more than 54 others worldwide.

The number of people who stripped down grew a great deal, with it going up to 1,200 from only 7 in the beginning, back in the less nude year of 2002.

The idea is simple.

You take a group of people on a subway platform. When the train arrives they take off their pants.

They are asked to act casual, and to keep them off until they reach a rally of other pants-withholding riders, though they can switch trains as they wish.

No thongs, offensive underwear, or see-through panties are permitted.

“Our aim is to make people laugh, not offend them,” a spokesperson said in an official statement.

Gives new meaning to imagining people in their underwear.

(Picture courtesy of Wpix.com)

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