Mike Silva of Washington, D.C., thought about participating in Jan. 12’s No Pants Metro Ride, sponsored by Capitol Improv, but he couldn’t find a friend to join him. “It’d feel too weird riding the Metro without pants by myself,” he said. So, instead, he grabbed his camera — and his pants — and documented the annual event. (Mike Silva/For Express)


Found Nearby: A Plastic Sewer Rat Named Splinter

When an animal control officer arrived to aid a reptile-phobic woman at her house in Takoma Park, Md., last month, a surprise awaited. The “sick turtle” the woman had called about was made of plastic, The Washington Post reported. The officer believes the turtle may have been left as a prank. Joke’s on the taxpayers who paid for the animal control officer’s time.


“That’s what happens when your parents promise a tree house and don’t deliver.”

— Andrew Knight, 36, told ARLnow.com why he built an “epic tree house” in his arlington backyard, 30 years after his parents promised him one. The 90-square-foot tree house sits on a 199-square-foot platform.


Life’s Downhill From Here

Two Internet-famous D.C. rappers fulfilled their dream of filming a music video in Pyongyang, North Korea. Called “Escape to North Korea,” the crowd-funded video shows Pacman and Peso (aka Anthony Bobb, 19, and Dontray Ennis, 20) amid cement-block architecture and banners of supreme leader Kim Jong Un. The only thing missing was Dennis Rodman.

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