Last weekend, in 60 cities in 25 countries, thousands and thousands of people rode the subway without any pants on. That is so many germs on so many butts! And so many butts on so many subway seats that you may be sitting in as you read this!
Welcome to the No Pants Subway Ride 2014.
The ride—the 13th one in so many years—took place yesterday, while the rest of you were all wearing pants at home and watching the Golden Globes. It's put on by comedy troupe Improv Everywhere and, as they say, it was "another awesome time."
"Another awesome time" basically translates to SO MANY PANTLESS PEOPLE! In New York City alone, there were over 4,000 participants without pants, just casually riding the subway like it was no big deal.
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.
“The mission started as a small prank with seven guys and has grown into an international celebration of silliness,” Improv Everywhere says. “With dozens of cities around the world participating each year."
Hold on to your butts, people! And then go home and wash them, please.