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No Pants Subway Ride 2012: people stripped to their underwear as part of a worldwide joke


The 11th edition of the annual No Pants Subway Ride event took place on Sunday in New York and other major cities and the males got the chance to show if they are boxer or Y-front guys.

People throughout New York City stripped to their underwear as part of a worldwide practical joke organized by prankster group Improv Everywhere.

On 2012 of the annual ride, according to the group’s website, all you had to do to take part was “be willing to take pants off on subway” and “be able to keep a straight face about it”.

Participants are asked just to act like they would on any other subway by chatting to each other, using their iPod or reading.

People throughout New York City stripped to their underwear as part of the worldwide practical joke No Pants Subway Ride, organized by prankster group Improv Everywhere

People throughout New York City stripped to their underwear as part of the worldwide practical joke No Pants Subway Ride, organized by prankster group Improv Everywhere

The event was not confined to New York, cities including London, Washington and Mexico City also took part.

In London the event was called the No Trousers Tube Ride, where about 150 people divided into groups for the various lines on the underground.

In Toronto they did for the 5th year running, with many people dressing up in fancy costume.

In Madrid it would appear the police and security weren’t in on the joke. The No Pants brigade reportedly had to change their starting point when police prevented them from entering their original starting station.

Improv Everywhere was born in 2001 in New York.

The idea was to put together groups to pull off pranks and get laughs.

This year Improv Everywhere invited people to take part through Facebook, with more than 6,300 people accepting, the New York Daily News reports.

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