We all know telekinesis can't be real. As hard as you try, you can't will the remote into your hand from five feet away, at least not in this reality. But still, all kinds of seemingly telekinetic forces operate around us all the time. How do they do that?

Neil Turok, filling in for MinutePhysics, has an explanation paired with a handy little history lesson for those of us who used to doze off in class. So if you still don't know the answer to that famous question of how magnets work, consider this a quick Sunday primer on the invisible fields that surround you everday. And that you can't—unfortunately—affect with your mind. [YouTube]