Sunday 21 October, 2018

New Yorkers strip off for annual 'no pants subway ride'

New Yorkers braved below freezing temperatures on Sunday afternoon to take part of the annual "No Pants Subway Ride."

Participants come to the subway stop, take their pants off, and board the train as if it's a normal ride.

Those who turned out in the 17-degree (-8 Celsius) weather bundled up with scarves, gloves and hats, but left out the pants.

The event was started by the group 'Improv Everywhere,' 15 years ago.

According to the Improv Everywhere website, it started as a small prank with seven people and has grown into an international celebration of silliness, with dozens of cities around the world participating each year.