The example in this article was tossing two coins at the same time. When photons are unentangled, the results of flipping a pair of coins is about what you'd expect from the laws of chance. "If you take two coins and flip them, each will come up heads about half the time, so both will be heads about a quarter of the time," the article states. Afterwards, the scientists adjust the scenario so that some of the photos become entangled.
The results are what Einstein called "spooky." Every time he flipped both coins, they both landed on heads or both landed on tails. Every. Single. Time.
From the article:
"The photons manage to coordinate their behavior across that gap. They are not in contact, and no known force links them, yet they act as one. ... What happens on the left affects the photon on the right, even when there's no time for any kind of influence to cross the gap. Indeed, such an influence would need to travel from left to right instantly -- that is, infinitely fast, which is plainly faster than light, in apparent defiance of the theory of relativity."
How have I been thinking about it? I'm starting to believe that there are forces I can't see or completely understand dictating/influencing/creating circumstances around me, for me, between me and other people. I have my theories and beliefs, and some of them conflict or defy each other. And that might have to be reality for now, despite my efforts to cling to one and abandon the other. To choose, to make things fit just right.