No Pants Subway Ride proves passengers need better underwear

No Pants Subway Ride proves passengers need better underwear

Thousands around the world lose their trousers for the hell of it. Some really shouldn't have
Just another day on New York's B Line.

The 12th annual No Pants Subway Ride Day went off without a hitch on Sunday.

From Sweden to New York City thousands of riders took part -- many showing off a remarkable lack of quality undergarments.

The event began in New York -- though some joined in cities throughout the world -- and is coordinated by a group called Improv Everywhere, which describes itself as a "prank collective that causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places."

According to Improv Everywhere: "The idea behind No Pants is simple: random passengers board a subway car at separate stops in the middle of winter without pants. The participants do not behave as if they know each other, and they all wear winter coats, hats, scarves and gloves. The only unusual thing is their lack of pants."

Also unusual: the various types of underwear on display, judging by the photos we found.      

Nothing brings together a group of random New York strangers like polyester and spandex. Though the underwear varies, people on this New York train appear to be wearing the same type of shoe. This guy, in Sofia, Bulgaria, is wondering where he put his train ticket. To Stockholm, Sweden, where passengers found out the hard way that it's easier if you remove your shoes first. To Mexico City, where fortunately it's a bit warmer. On the way back from a fashion show in Mexico City. Still in Mexico City. That guy in the back is terrified the crowd is going to call on him next.