Hundreds strip for no-pants ride

2013-01-14 11:10
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No Pants Subway Ride

Commuters across the globe joined a New York-based prank, where they board a train wearing no pants. Take a look at the pics.

Mexico City - Hundreds of people in Mexico City shed their pants and skirts to take part in the "No Pants Subway Ride" prank observed Sunday, just for laughs, around the world.

Young and old of all ages participated in the stunt in the Mexican capital, held once a year in dozens of places, the movement said on its website.

Organized by New York City-based prank collective Improv Everywhere, the annual event was launched in 2002 and has since spread to more than 60 cities.

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 organizers.

Many wore sunglasses, while some donned brightly colored underwear and socks.

Improv Everywhere asks 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, according to Improv Everywhere.

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.

Want to experience something similar, why not join Cape Town's naked bike ride on Saturday, 9 March?


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