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Aussie legs bared for annual No Pants commute

Published on Jan 12, 2014 3:55 PM
 
People watch as participants in the No Pants Subway Ride take the 6 train downtown in New York on Jan 13, 2013. Trains and trams in Australia's major cities were awash with bare legs and briefs on Sunday as pranksters travelled trouserless for the world's 13th annual "No Pants Subway Ride". -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

SYDNEY (AFP) - Trains and trams in Australia's major cities were awash with bare legs and briefs on Sunday as pranksters travelled trouserless for the world's 13th annual "No Pants Subway Ride".

Since its first staging by US group Improv Everywhere in New York in 2002 with just seven people, No Pants Subway Ride has gone global, with thousands of people now joining the stunt in major capital cities across the globe.

The premise is simple: participants convene on a given transport route on January 13 every year without trousers on, and ride the rails (or road) for shock value and laughs.

Underpants must be worn and, although flashy designs are allowed, organisers prefer those involved to look - at least from the waist-up - as though they are going about their daily lives, to increase the impact on bystanders.

 
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