Even the extreme cold didn’t bother any of this year’s No Pants Subway Ride participants. As mid-afternoon temperatures dropped to 17 degrees with an additional 10-degree wind chill, pants-less subway riders still flocked New York City.
Reports say the turnout this year is lower than previous years, which is not a surprise considering the big freeze happening in North America and Canada. Nevertheless, the event kicked off at 3 p.m. on Sunday in New York City, with commuters converging at Union Station.
The pants-less participants wore layers upon layers of upper body clothing, but they kept their lower half at a bare minimum.
LJ Geraghty, a 36-year-old participant from Boston, has been travelling to New York for 14 straight years to celebrate the quirky annual traditional. She was quoted by the New York Post:
“The turnout is definitely down this year… I wore my knee-highs this year. Usually I just wear high heels.”
Despite the lower turnout, the riders braved the cold clad in their favorite underwear.
Another pants-less subway rider, 35-year-old Perry Ryan, a bartender from Queens, told the New York Post:
“I’m definitely freezing my ass off, but hopefully not any other important parts. I almost didn’t do it because of the cold, but my buddies talked me into it and I didn’t want to be the one to chicken out.”
While the annual No Pants Subway Ride in New York seems like a lot of fun, the extremely cold weather posed a real danger to the exposed riders.
Some riders reported numbness in their legs, but no casualties or accidents were reported.
The No Pants Subway Ride is organized by the group Improv Everywhere and is celebrated worldwide.
The group’s goal is to cause “scenes of chaos and joy in public places.”
The first No Pants Subway Ride happened in 2002 where only six people participated.
About 4,000 riders were expected to take part this year.
What do you think of this annual celebration?
Are you up for it?
16 Celebrity Doll Fails That Will Give You Nightmares
They are more like voodoo dolls, to be honest.
Dolls are not supposed to be terrible and scary, as they are made to be enjoyed by young kids. However, dolls that are supposed to like famous individuals are just the worse. And you can definitely say that whoever made them needs to be imprisoned!
We here at Elite Readers decided to compile a list of failed celebrity dolls. We bet you can get nightmares just by looking at them. Some are quite funny, though. Well, without further ado, here they are!
#1. This Harry Styles doll just gets scarier the longer you look at it.
#2. What a disgrace. Susan Boyle is definitely not happy with this one.
40 Times Grandparents Proved They’re More Badass Than You
I cannot stop laughing at #36.
They say life ends the moment you reach the elderly stage and that you got nothing else to do but play bingo. Well, actually, that's not true. Senior citizens nowadays have found a way to make their lives more interesting. And they have indeed crushed all the negative stereotypes thrown at them!
From using a hair dryer as a speed radar to baking the coolest cake, it is safe to say these grandparents are way cooler than us, the younger ones. To give you an idea on how badass they are, Elite Readers has compiled a list of the times grandparents surprised everyone with their coolness and creativity.
Check them out and let us know which one is your favorite!
#1. How to solve speed problems in your neighborhood? Ask her.
Man’s Car Breaks Down After A Hoarding Squirrel Filled Its Engine With Acorns
The car was stuffed with HUNDREDS of acorns.
25-year-old Andrew Wilkins came back from a five-week vacation and found his car unable to work properly. The gear stick was stiff and it was difficult to change gears. Concerned with his vehicle, he took it to the PTA garage so the mechanics can have a look. To his surprise, the cause of his car troubles was the work of a squirrel - it filled his car to the brim with acorns!
Wilkins, a real estate agent from Reigate in Surrey in South East England, was tidying his Volkswagen Golf before handing it over to the mechanic.
When he opened his glove compartment, he made a startling discovery.