A few years back I took a month-long train trip around the United States. After an unsettling experience, where a slightly unhinged woman sitting next to me explained how the NSA was beaming porn directly into her head for four hours straight, I decided that I needed to come up with an effective way to get people to leave me alone. The answer I came up with? Rattling off extraneous trivia about random things. It worked out perfectly for me, because I kind of love trivia.

So if you’re like me and need to keep crazy people from telling you about watching NSA porn (or, you know, if you’re just into state trivia), check out Mental Floss’s video on 50 great pieces of trivia on the 50 states. It should keep the crazies at bay for at least a little while.