300+ Best Trivia Questions for Kids & Adults

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Does your family love a little friendly competition? These trivia questions for kids and adults are perfect for you next family game night! They’ll help you remember things you didn’t think you knew and teach you things you thought you should know. Dive right in to see who is the trivia champion.

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Trivia is such a fun way to bring the family together. It certainly brings our family a lot of laughter and good times. Whether it’s sports trivia, Disney trivia, or other family trivia games, there is such a wide range of topics that your family can get to know better.

It’s why a trivia game like this one is so great. It has so many different facts ranging from pop culture to history to sports. Your knowledge will sure be put to the test!

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Why I Love Trivia Games

One of the reasons I love trivia the most is it is an entertaining way of rewarding yourself for what you know. Even better, you can’t lose because you are rewarded with learning more about what you don’t know!

Trivia also creates the opportunity for friendly competition and fostering good sportsmanship. Your kids can learn to work as a team with team trivia. They also learn how to cope with losing and be happy for the winning team.

When played in the spirit of fun, trivia can be a lively way to spend time together with your friends and family.

How to Play Trivia

While there is no wrong way to play trivia, here are some ideas to start off your game!

  • One person can be designated as the announcer to read the questions. As they read the questions, each person or team races to see who can answer first.
  • With team play, you can have each team take turns asking the other team the questions.
  • You could even create a game stick that gets passed around to the person or team who is answering next.
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Benefits of Trivia Games

Trivia has so many benefits for the whole family!

  • Learning new facts as you answer trivia questions together.
  • It is a great way at improving your memory recall.
  • Trivia games help bring the family together.
  • Your kids also learn how to participate in cooperative play.

Tips and Tricks

Trivia is a great game to play with little planning or preparation. Here are a few ideas for creating a fun game.

  • Decide whether you will play with teams. This is particularly helpful with larger gatherings.
  • Remember to set rules that help keep the game fun and the competition friendly.
  • Determine how the winner will be decided! You can set a timer for the game, a set number of points to win, or any other idea you can think of.
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Trivia Questions

Does your family love trivia? Grab all 300+ trivia questions in a printer-friendly PDF so you have fun on the go or have easy access for your next game night. Scroll to the bottom to grab your PDF below by joining our email list.

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  • In what sport are stumps and bails used? Cricket
  • What is the medical term when you can’t see far away? Myopic
  • What do you call a plant that lives in just water? Hydrophyte
  • From what two families do Romeo and Juliet come from? Montague and Capulet
  • What tool helps a musician keep musical time? Metronome
  • Which ocean is the largest? Pacific
  • Which planet stays closest to the Earth? Mercury
  • What food do Giant Pandas normally eat? Bamboo
  • In the Christian world, who is thought to be the first human on Earth? Adam
  • Which film has received the most awards and nominations combined? Titanic
  • How many rows of teeth are in the mouth of a great white shark? Five
  • Name two European dictators from the 20th century. Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Vladimir Lenin, Benito Mussollini, Francisco Franco, Josip Tito
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  • Name one of the five international Ballroom dances. Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Tango, Viennese Waltz
  • Which country are Aesop’s fables considered to be from? Greece
  • What is known as the healthiest vegetable? Spinach
  • How many noses does a slug have? Four
  • Which original Avenger was not seen in the first few movies? The Wasp
  • Who wrote the popular Harry Potter book series? J.K. Rowling
  • How are earthquakes measured? With the Reichter’s scale
  • What are the names of the Rice Krispies elves? Snap, Crackle, Pop
  • What sport is Jesse Owens known for? Track and Field
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  • What is the element symbol for Potassium? K
  • Who was the actor who played Jack in the Titanic? Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Which European country uses the pound as their form of currency? United Kingdom
  • What is the Pythagorean theorem formula? a2+b2=c2
  • How many items are in a baker’s dozen? 13
  • How many national parks are in America? 424
  • In what state is Dunkin Donuts most prominent? New York
  • What is the equation for Newton’s second law? Force=Mass x Acceleration (F=M*A)
  • What is the name of a tall high heel? Stiletto
  • Who was the first woman Supreme Court Justice? Sandra Day O’Connor
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  • Who was the U.S. president during World War I? Woodrow Wilson
  • In music, most albums are available for purchase on a CD. What does ‘CD’ stand for? Compact Disc
  • Who did the voice for Simba in the original Lion King? Jonathan Taylor Thomas (Matthew Broderick for the adult Simba)
  • What is the fast time for a 100-meter dash? 9.58 seconds
  • What country won the first World Cup? Uruguay
  • Who painted the Sistine Chapel? Michaelangelo
  • What was the first food eaten in space? Applesauce
  • Who is the main character in the popular series Hunger Games? Katniss Everdeen
  • What is the first element on the Periodic Table? Hydrogen
  • What does DC stand for in comics? Detective Comics
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  • What is made from boiling skin, cartilage, and bone from animals? Gelatin
  • What is the main ingredient in guacamole? Avocado
  • In which genre of dance do dancers perform pirouettes? All genres
  • A large amount of which vitamin is found in citrus fruits? Vitamin C
  • Which company owns Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Audi, and Ducati? Volkswagen
  • What is the name of an ancient tool used to crush herbs and spices that are still used today? Mortar and pestle
  • What are the main two ingredients in a quiche? Eggs and Cheese
  • What sport is played in a four-walled room with a hollow rubber ball? Squash
  • In what year did three prisoners escape Alcatraz? 1962
  • What bean is used in miso, oil, and tofu? Soybean
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  • What is the name of the news series launched by John Krasinksi during the coronavirus pandemic? Some Good News
  • What is the most common contaminant found in fish? Mercury
  • What is the name of deer meat? Venison
  • On average, how many babies does a rabbit have in one litter? Seven on average, but can have up to 15
  • Name the three branches of the United States government. Executive, Legislative, Judicial
  • Who painted the famous Mona Lisa? Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Where were the first Olympic games performed? Greece
  • In 1905 the world’s largest diamond, nicknamed “Cullinan” was found. How big was it? 3106 karats, or 1.3 pounds
  • What is a pepita? A shell-less variety of pumpkin seed
  • Which country is home to the Taj Mahal? India
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  • How many notes are in a chromatic scale? 12
  • Where did Spam originate? Minnesota
  • Which medicine was discovered by accidental mold growth? Penicillin
  • At the Kentucky Derby, what is the popular beverage of choice? Mint Julep
  • How many states start with the letter M? Eight – Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana
  • Who wrote the poem, “The Tell-Tale Heart” in 1843? Edgar Allen Poe
  • What did Al Capone go to jail for in 1931? Tax evasion. He served 11 years
  • What countries made up the original Axis powers in World War II? Germany, Italy, and Japan
  • What is the primary ingredient in pesto? Basil
  • Who composed the Nutcracker Suite? Pyotr Tchaikovsky
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  • Who introduced the t-shirt as a closet staple? U.S. Navy
  • Which restaurant is famous for its Grand Slam meal? Denny’s
  • What popular term describes a girl who wears Scrunchies, Birkenstocks, Crocs, Pura Vida bracelets, and Carmex? VSCO girl
  • Which jazz musician was known for playing a bent trumpet? Dizzy Gillespie
  • Where was Caesar salad invented? Mexico
  • Which company owns the email service Hotmail? Microsoft
  • What is the term for the study of weather?Meteorology
  • What color are zebras’ stripes when they are first born? Brown
  • Which two countries share the longest international border? Canada and United States
  • What sport uses a broom? Curling
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  • In what year was Facebook introduced to the public? 2006
  • How many different instruments did Prince play on his debut album? 27
  • Who was Cleopatra? Egyptian queen, lover of Julius Caesar, and wife of Mark Antony
  • How old was Ariel in The Little Mermaid? 16
  • How many molecules of oxygen does ozone have? Three
  • What does BMW stand for? Bavarian Motor Works
  • What is the fastest time to solve a Rubik’s cube? 4.22 seconds
  • What two ingredients are in roux? Flour and fat (butter, oil, etc.)
  • What is an isosceles triangle? A triangle with two equal sides and two equal angles
  • How many hearts does an octopus have? Three
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  • What medication is used to counteract an extreme allergic reaction? Epinephrine (Epi-pen)
  • What does HTTP stand for? HyperText Transfer Protocol
  • Who wrote the Twilight books? Stephanie Meyer
  • What 5 colors are in the Olympic rings? Blue, red, green, yellow, black
  • Which Avenger can calm down the Hulk? Black Widow
  • Which bird has the largest wingspan? Albatross
  • Who’s the most popular Tik Tok influencer? Charli D’Amelio
  • Who was the first astronaut to step on the moon? Neil Armstrong
  • What is the National Flower of the United States? Rose
  • What spice can prevent spider veins and inhibit hair loss? Paprika
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  • Which Madonna song mentions 16 celebrities? Vogue
  • In what year was eBay launched? 1995
  • What TV show featured characters Samantha, Carrie, Cynthia, and Charlotte? Sex and the City
  • What kind of dog was Lassie? A Rough Collie
  • Name a land mammal that can’t jump. Elephant, sloth, hippo, rhino
  • Who is known as the greatest writer in English history? William Shakespeare
  • When was the zipper invented? 1851
  • Whose ear did Mohammad Ali bite off in the famous 1997 boxing match? Evander Holyfield
  • What did the Roman emperor Tiberius forbid men from wearing? Silk
  • Who produced the first mail-order catalog for clothing? Montgomery Ward
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  • How many justices sit on the Supreme Court? Nine
  • What is carrageenan? A type of seaweed used as a thickening and emulsifying agent
  • Name the greatest racehorse of all time. Secretariat
  • What singer holds the world record for the most words sung in a hit single? Eminem
  • How many states are in the United States? 50, Puerto Rico is not considered a state
  • How would you describe the color amaranth? Rose-red
  • How many tablespoons are in 1 cup? 16
  • In what city is the Eiffel Tower located? Paris
  • What is the medical term for inflamed gums? Gingivitis
  • How much of the earth’s surface is covered by water? 71%
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  • What is a female donkey called? A Jenny
  • What is the official name of Rhode Island? State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
  • Chartreuse is a blend of what two colors? Yellow and Green
  • What do you call the catalog system academic libraries use? Dewey Decimal Classification System
  • In 2020, who was considered the best swimmer in the world? Michael Phelps
  • What country is Nelson Mandela from? South Africa
  • What is the black circle in the center of your eye called? Pupil
  • Name two of the four U.S presidents who were killed while in office. Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, James A. Garfield, William McKinley
  • How many miles did the American pioneers average per day? 15-20 miles with oxen or mules pulling their wagons
  • In what two continents do elephants naturally live? Africa and Asia
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  • What is the name of the alternate dimension in the Netflix show Stranger Things? The Upside Down
  • Who is the first African American baseball player? Moses Fleetwood “Fleet” Walker, 6 decades before Jackie Robinson
  • Name one of the other countries that use the metric system. Myanmar and Liberia
  • What is the largest planet in the solar system? Jupiter
  • In which galaxy is the earth located? The Milky Way
  • What is the most common pizza topping? Pepperoni
  • At normal altitude, at what temperature does water boil? 212°F or 100°C
  • What former American Idol contestant has been touring with Queen since 2001? Adam Lambert
  • In what year was The Simpsons first aired? 1989
  • What is the name of the first city to host the Olympic Games in the U.S.? St. Louis, Missouri
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  • What is the official language of Brazil? Portuguese
  • Which Italian city is famous for its leaning tower? Pisa
  • In what year was the internet made public? 1993
  • What is the capital of Delaware? Dover
  • Which is the body’s largest organ? Skin
  • What is the name of the first orca at SeaWorld San Diego? Shamu
  • Where is Wrigley Field located? Chicago, Illinois
  • How tall is the Seattle Space Needle? 605 feet
  • Name a type of cloud. Stratus, cirrus, cumulus, nimbus
  • How many children are in the Brady Bunch family? Six
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  • What is the first state in the United States? Delaware
  • Whose picture is on the 20-dollar bill? Andrew Jackson
  • In what year was the first Nintendo released? 1985
  • How is the age of a tree identified? By the number of rings inside the trunk
  • During a standard American football game, how many players are on the field? 22
  • What is Kramer’s first name on the show Seinfeld? Cosmo
  • What region of the brain controls appetite? Hypothalamus
  • What was Twitter’s original name? Twitter
  • In how many films did Sean Connery act as James Bond? Seven
  • Who is the author of James and the Giant Peach? Roald Dahl
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  • Who is known for the painting titled “Starry Night”? Vincent Van Gogh
  • What article of clothing is MC Hammer best known for? Parachute pants (also called Hammer pants)
  • What is the strongest muscle in the human body? Heart
  • Who wrote the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn? Mark Twain
  • Which Beatle had dyslexia? John Lennon
  • What is the main ingredient in falafel? Chickpeas
  • Which U.S. state is nicknamed the “Bluegrass state?” Kentucky
  • How fast can a cheetah run? 70 mph
  • What is the world’s most expensive spice (by weight)? Saffron
  • What is the chemical name of salt? Sodium chloride
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  • How is yellow fever transmitted? When an infected mosquito bites you
  • How many parts does the average car have? 30,000
  • When was the first iPhone released? 2007
  • Which country produces the most coffee beans? Brazil
  • Where is the Alamo located? San Antonio, Texas
  • What spice helps with nausea and motion sickness? Ginger
  • Which bone are babies born without? Knee caps
  • What is the name of Chip and Joanna Gaines’ brand? Magnolia
  • Who is the oldest Kardashian sister? Kourtney
  • What is Spiderman’s given name? Peter Parker
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  • What is the smallest brass instrument? Cornet
  • Which composer was completely deaf by the age of 44? Beethoven
  • What Star Wars creatures live on the forest moon of Endor? Ewoks
  • What is the third most expensive item a person will buy in their lifetime after a house and a car? Furniture
  • Where does the tennis tournament Wimbledon take place? London, England
  • Which U.S. state was thought to be an island by Europeans? California
  • Which disease was the first vaccine invented to combat? Smallpox in 1796
  • Who sang the hit song, “Shake it off?” Taylor Swift
  • What is the name of the largest desert in the world? Antarctic desert
  • What is the most used flavor enhancer in fast food? MSG (MonoSodium Glutamate)
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  • When is boxing day? The day after Christmas, December 26
  • What is a hat trick in soccer? One player scores 3 goals in a game
  • What is the name of Batman’s butler? Alfred
  • What group helped make Justin Timberlake famous? N’Sync
  • What is an abacus? An old calculating tool also called a counting frame for math
  • How many Grammys has John Legend won? 10
  • Where did Oktoberfest originate? Munich, Germany
  • Name the largest mountain in the world. Mt Everest in Nepal and Tibet
  • What does the acronym “smh” stand for? Shaking my head
  • Where is the Guggenheim museum located? A famous art museum, it’s located in New York, New York
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  • Which auto brand was the first to offer seat belts? Nash Motors
  • Who is called the King of Pop? Michael Jackson
  • What does the slang term “Cap” mean? To lie
  • Who is the founder of Chick-Fil-A? True Cathy
  • What does YOLO mean? You Only Live Once
  • Who was the first president of the United States? George Washington
  • How many moons are in our solar system? 181
  • Who was the only single president of the United States? James Buchanan
  • Where does the Pope of the Catholic church live? Vatican City
  • What is the Bill of Rights? A document which contains the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution
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  • What is the name of the bear in The Jungle Book? Baloo
  • What is the pH of pure water? 7.00 (neutral)
  • Which president was involved in the Watergate scandal? Richard Nixon
  • Which European nation has been credited for inventing hot dogs? Germany
  • What is the Bill of Rights? A document which contains the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution
  • Who is the King of Rock and Roll? Elvis Presley, nicknamed Elvis the Pelvis
  • What does the CC stand for in CC creams? Color correcting
  • The Young Victoria was played by which British Actress? Emily Blunt
  • What part of the atom has no electric charge? Neutron
  • What alcohol is made from potatoes? Vodka
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  • Where is Area 51 located? Nevada
  • Who were the main two actors in “The Fault in our Stars?” Ansel Elgert and Shalene Woodley
  • When was the microwave invented? 1946
  • Which country artist recorded two albums in prison? Johnny Cash
  • Name the largest freshwater lake in the world. Lake Superior
  • How many months in the year have 30 days? 11
  • Which singer’s real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta? Lady Gaga
  • Name two of Benjamin Franklin’s most famous inventions. Lightning rod, bifocals, swim fins, Franklin stove, urinary catheter, armonica, street lamps, odometer
  • What is the national summer sport of Canada? Lacrosse
  • What is the hottest part of a chili pepper? The flesh, not the seeds
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  • What does Hermione (in Harry Potter: The Sorcerer’s Stone) turn into after drinking a transfiguration potion? Cat
  • When was the vacuum invented? 1901
  • How many keys are on a standard piano? 88
  • What is a pimento? A pepper
  • What are the two most frequently used clefs in music? Treble clef and Bass clef
  • What is Joe Exotic’s nickname? The Tiger King
  • Who is the author of Gone with the Wind? Margaret Mitchell. It sold 1 million copies in its first six months.
  • What fashion trend came out of the movie “Flashdance?” Legwarmers
  • When is the Chinese New Year celebrated? January 25th
  • Who gave the Statue of Liberty to America? France
  • What was the first capital of the United States? Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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  • Who was the first character to speak in Star Wars? C-3PO
  • The United States is considered the largest agricultural producer of which crop? Corn
  • What is nopal? The cactus leaves of the prickly pear cactus
  • What was Steve Jobs best known for? Founder of Apple
  • In what year did 9/11 attacks in America take place? 2001
  • What is the largest river in the world? Nile
  • What is the #1 U.S. fast food restaurant? McDonald’s
  • When did the gold rush begin? 1848
  • How many presidents have been impeached? Three
  • What was the first fast-food restaurant in China? Kentucky Fried Chicken
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  • What is the name of the first American manufactured car? Ford Model T
  • What is the most popular pet in the world? Dog
  • How many NBA championships did Michael Jordan win while playing for the Chicago Bulls? Six
  • Who played as Thor in eight Marvel films? Chris Hemsworth
  • What does the musical term “forté” mean? Loud
  • How many stars are on the European Union flag? 12
  • Who was awarded the very first Gold Record? Perry Como
  • On average, how deep is the ocean? 2.3 miles deep
  • Worldwide, how many Disney theme parks are there? 11
  • When was the first airplane invented? 1903
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  • How do you make a balloon float in the air? Fill it with Helium
  • How many planets are in the solar system? Eight
  • What does the acronym AIDS stand for? Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
  • Which state is known as “The Last Frontier?” Alaska
  • What does halitosis mean? Bad breath
  • How many homicides did Ted Bundy admit to? 30
  • What causes scurvy? Vitamin C deficiency
  • What is the recommended drying time for wood used to make a violin? 10 years, though the longer the better
  • What do you call a group of stars forming an imaginary picture? Constellation
  • Who is the longest-serving president of the United States? Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR)
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  • How many species of marsupials are there? 330
  • What is the largest mammal? Blue whale
  • Name the character and actor who plays the boss in The Office. Michael Scott- Character, Steve Carell- Actor
  • Which actor voiced Darth Vader from Star Wars and Mufasa in the Lion King? James Earl Jones
  • What is the name of the laws that instituted segregation in the United States? Jim Crow Laws
  • What day is Star Wars day? May 4
  • In what city was Jesus Christ born? Bethlehem
  • In what year was the first landing on the moon? 1969
  • In which century did the Renaissance take place? 14th-17th Century
  • Which actress owns The Honest Company? Jessica Alba
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  • In what year was President Barack Obama elected? 2008
  • What religion celebrates Hanukkah? Jewish
  • What was the first social media site called? Six Degrees
  • When was the game Monopoly invented? 1904
  • Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? SpongeBob SquarePants
  • What is the real name of the rapper P. Diddy? Sean Combs
  • Where is the Epcot Center located? Orlando, Florida inside of Disney World
  • What does Haute Couture mean in English? High Fashion
  • Who led the successful campaign to separate India from British rule? Mahatma Gandhi
  • What state was officially ratified 150 years after its request for statehood was approved? Ohio
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  • What is the “fabric of our lives?” Cotton
  • What is another name for a davenport? Couc
  • What is banana powder used for on your face? Setting makeup/concealer
  • What is a haboob? A type of sandstorm
  • What is the first American National monument? Devil’s Tower in Wyoming
  • What is the average age for menopause for women in the U.S.? 51
  • What is the name of the reality tv show in which teams of two race around the world completing various competitions along the way? he Amazing Race
  • In golf, what is a mulligan? A bad shot which, by mutual agreement between playing partners, is canceled and replayed
  • What is the longest river in the United States? Mississippi
  • In the movie “A Christmas Story” what gift does Ralphie desperately want to receive? Red Ryder Range 200 Shot BB Gun
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  • When was the sport of equestrian invented? 1912
  • What percentage of the body is made up of water? 60%
  • What should be taken daily to reduce the risk of osteoporosis? Calcium
  • What are the Latin words scrolled on all U.S. coins currently manufactured? E pluribus unum, which was the traditional motto of the U.S. until 1956 and means “Out of many, one”

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