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On Friday the 13th, TODAY anchors confess superstitions

June 13, 2014 at 8:32 AM ET

It's time to cross your fingers and knock on wood: For the first time since 2000, a full moon falls on Friday the 13th.

If it makes you a little uneasy, you're not alone. Whether it's small daily rituals, or the classics like jinxes and black cats, the TODAY anchors all admit to having their own little superstitions. 

Watch video: On Friday the 13th, anchors reveal superstitions

Matt Lauer: "I always walk into the studio in the same way every day — never alter my route. And I always run up the back stairs when I arrive at 4:45 a.m. I never ever walk them because I think it's bad luck."

Savannah Guthrie: "I believe in jinxing. For example, if you're driving somewhere and someone says 'traffic wasn't that bad,' I feel it jinxes it and you will then run into traffic. I believe you never, repeat never, comment on the flow of traffic until you are safely parked at your destination." 

Al Roker: "I agree with Savannah. I hate when people say 'Well, this can't get any worse.' Guess what? It can."

Natalie Morales: "I bought the beads blessed by Pope Francis and I try to touch them everyday."

Tamron Hall: "Don't put your purse on the ground. You will lose your money. Also, no hats on the bed. That's bad luck."

If you are superstitious, there is some good news: a full moon won't align with Friday the 13th again until 2049.

Video: In a Friday the 13th edition of TODAY’s Take, Natalie Morales, Willie Geist, Al Roker and Tamron Hall chat about some of their personal superstitions. “I don’t put my purse on the floor,” says Tamron, explaining that it’s for fear that she’ll go broke.


The anchors have shared their biggest superstitions but now we want to hear from you. What's you're biggest superstition? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter using #OrangeRoom.

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