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Erm... I think you forgot your pants!

January 12, 2015 15:29 IST

Why are people around the world taking their pants off? Read on! :-)

A passenger not wearing pants waits for a subway train during the "No Pants Subway Ride" in Prague. The event is an annual flash mob and occurs in different cities around the world in January, according to its organisers. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

Passengers all over the world travelled without their trousers in a cheeky international stunt for 'No Pants Day.'

Organised by US practical joke group Improv Everywhere there was a co-ordinated subway ride across New York City, the Mirror reported.

According to the official Facebook site, people were invited to take part in travelling without their trousers as long as they could keep a straight face.

A passenger not wearing pants reads a book as he stands in a subway train during the "No Pants Subway Ride" in Prague. The event is an annual flash mob and occurs in different cities around the world in January, according to its organisers. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

The craze spread to London with a group of Arsenal fans pictured in their underpants ahead of their game against Manchester City at the Emirates.

The stunt also spread to Stockholm, Sydney and Shanghai as stunned tube, metro and subway users looked on, bemused.

Passengers without pants sit inside a subway train during the "No Pants Subway Ride" in Bucharest. The event, the first organised in Romania, is an annual flash mob and occurs in different cities around the world, according to its organisers. Photograph: Radu Sigheti/Reuters

The organisers of the 12th annual bare-legged event gave the thousands of brave participants' detailed instructions to sit in the (subway) car as they normally would and read a magazine or whatever as they normally did.

Participants stand against as wall as they take part in the "No Pants Subway Ride" in the Manhattan borough of New York. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

The organisers told them that their team leader will divide them into smaller groups, assigning their group a specific stop where they will remove their trousers.

A participant takes part in the "No Pants Subway Ride" in the Manhattan borough of New York. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

As soon as the doors shut at the stop, they should stand up and take their pants off and put them in your backpack, the organisers said.

People take photos of a participant taking part in the "No Pants Subway Ride" in the Manhattan borough of New York. Carlo Allegri/Reuters

They said that if the participants liked to use a briefcase, purse, grocery bag, or whatever instead of a backpack that was fine as well.

And if anyone asked asks them why they'd removed their pants they should tell them that they were "getting uncomfortable", they said.

A man looks at a participant taking part in the "No Pants Subway Ride" in the Manhattan borough of New York. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

The organisers asserted that the participants should exit the train at their assigned stop and stand on the platform, pantless.

Luke Walker of Seattle poses for photos during the annual No Pants Light Rail Ride organised by the Emerald City Improv group in Seattle, Washington. Kelsey Wildstone of Emerald City Improv said the event is a local version of the No Pants Subway Ride started by Improv Everywhere in New York in 2002. Photograph: Jason Redmond/Reuters

They said that participants should wait on the platform for the next train to arrive and stay in the exact same place on the platform so that they enter the next train in the same car as they exited the last train.

A man in his underwear waits to board an arriving light rail train during the annual No Pants Light Rail Ride organised by the Emerald City Improv group in Seattle, Washington. Photograph: Jason Redmond/Reuters
Source: ANI
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