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Katie Couric to Dress as Gosselin Kid for Halloween

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Jon and Kate plus Katie Couric?

Couric, 52, tells "Extra" that she's dressing as one of the Gosselin sextuplets for Halloween.

Boo! Check out pictures of celebrities dressing up for Halloween

"I met Kate and she seems very nice," Couric dished to "Extra," adding, "and I told her I was gonna be Aaden, and she said, 'You have to make sure you wear the glasses at the end of your nose.'"

See pictures of stars at the pumpkin patch

The CBS Evening News anchor also revealed that she'd hit the stage for "Dancing with the Stars" to tone up.

"The only reason I'd go on 'Dancing with the Stars' is because I would have to get in really good shape," she says.

But Couric admits she's "happier watching [the show] in my pajamas around my kitchen table eating ice cream!"

Tune in to Extra Wednesday night for more!

Weird Facts About Halloween

Early Halloween

The first Halloween celebrations included “play parties,” which were public events held to celebrate the harvest. Neighbors would share stories of the dead, tell fortunes, dance and sing.
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Trick-or-Treat

In the second half of the nineteenth century, America was flooded with new immigrants, including millions who fled Ireland’s potato famine of 1846. The immigrants helped popularize the national celebration of Halloween. Americans began dressing in costumes and went house to house asking for food or money, a practice that eventually became today’s “trick-or-treat” tradition.
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Black Magic

In olden times, young women believed they could divine the name or appearance of their future husband on Halloween by doing tricks with yarn, apple parings or mirrors.
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Put a Ring In It

In 18th-century Ireland, a matchmaking cook might bury a ring in her mashed potatoes on Halloween night, hoping to bring true love to the diner who found it.
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Bobbing for Love

At some Halloween parties, the first guest to find a burr on a chestnut-hunt would be the first to marry; at others, the first successful apple-bobber would be the first down the aisle.
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Treats for Trade

The American tradition of “trick-or-treating” dates to the early All Souls’ Day parades in England. The poor would beg for food, and families would give them pastries called “soul cakes” in return for a promise to pray for the family’s dead relatives.
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I Ain't Afraid of No Ghosts!

It was believed that ghosts came back to the earthly plane on Halloween and people thought that if they left their homes, they might encounter ghosts! To avoid being recognized by these ghosts, people would wear masks when they left their homes after dark so the ghosts would mistake them for fellow spirits.
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Ghost Grub

To keep ghosts away from their houses, people would place bowls of food outside their homes on Halloween to keep ghosts happy and prevent their entrance.
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All Souls' Day

In Mexico, Latin America and Spain, All Souls’ Day takes place on November 2. It’s a three-day celebration that begins on the evening of October 31.
The celebration is designed to honor the dead.
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Remembering the Dead

Many families construct an altar in their homes, honoring deceased relatives. It is decorated it with candy, flowers, photographs, samples of the deceased’s favorite foods and drinks, and fresh water.
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Black Cats

We usually try to avoid crossing paths with black cats, because we feel they will bring us bad luck. This idea has began in the Middle Ages, when many people believed that witches avoided detection by turning themselves into cats.
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