Why can’t you talk about Quantum Physics?

A while ago, I was talking to someone over lunch, as you do, about the impossibility of talking about quantum physics: either, you sound pretentious – or you do not sound scientifically competent. Either option attracts ridicule. Can you talk about it in a ‘normal kind of way’ (like you probably could if it was do with classical physics)? My poor conversation victim then came up with a genius comment:

‘My husband thinks about how quantum physics works the following way: If you watch your team’s football match, your team loses. If you don’t watch your team’s football match, your team wins.’

There you go!

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