"The Alkali Metal is like the Kardashian family. They are both shinny, can not picture a Kardashian without make-up and touch-ups. They both can conduct heat. Kardashians bring heat into family arguments all the time. When put in public, Kardashians can cause media explosions the same way water and alkali metals do when exposed to water."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.