Quantum Entanglement... for the layman? !! This may be a tall order, but can anyone explain the basics of quantum entanglement (theory?) in words that a relative layman might have a chance of understanding. The reason I ask is that although I have a only very basic knowledge of quantum physics, particle physics and relativity, most of what I do understand I can't explain in layman's terms (yes, I know, "if you can't explain it so that the man in the street understands it, then you don't understand it properly either")- and I'm in the middle of editing a sci-fi novel involving (among other things) a development of quantum entanglement into a practical application that also involves a temporal displacement (sort of)... far in the future, obviously... Anyone like to have a go at putting quantum entanglement in words of not too much more than one syllable? So at least I might end up with a snowflake's chance in Hell (don't start the endothermic/exothermic argument, please) of not getting my author's book published with glaring mistakes that will have serious physicists rolling on the floor laughing. Unknowns are OK for sci-fi, of course, but the "impossible" and the "against the laws of physics" both need additional variables... Thanks.