Commuters Brave the Cold to Celebrate “No Pants Day” 2016

What started out as a silly thing to do on a bone-chilling Winter day in New York has become an international sensation spreading to 25 countries from the 5 boroughs of New York to across the pond in London. Seven guys started the tradition in the Big Apple back in 2002 and this year, approximately 4,000 NYC commuters braved the cold and the stares when they got down to their skivvies and rode the subway for ‘No Pants Day’. The annual event is organized by Improv Everywhere, a prank collective, who gathered willing participants and instructed them when and where to board so as not to get too many underwear-clad partakers in one train and most importantly, to try to keep a straight face during the ride as if nothing was amiss.

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