No Pants Subway Ride--A Celebration of Silliness

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The No Pants Subway Ride is back--at least that's what CBS News reports. This statement begs the question, "What is the No Pants Subway Ride?"

Today is apparently the day that participants ride the subway sans their pants. First organized in New York City in 2002, the ritual now takes place in several cities all around the world.

Organizers call the No Pants Subway Ride an "international celebration of silliness."

In Boston, which typically sees temperatures in the frigid range in January, participants are getting a bit of a reprieve. Those taking part in the No Pants Subway Ride might get wet--the region is experiencing torrential rain and high wind gusts--but they certainly won't freeze, with temperatures in the low 50s.

In most areas, those participating in the pantless ride will board the subway with their pants on, and strip them off once they are on board.

In addition to U.S. cities, including New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, and Atlanta--just to name a few--the No Pants Subway Ride also takes place in London, Berlin, Vienna, and several other countries around the world.

Did you or do you plan to go on a No Pants Subway Ride today?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.