"Archaebacteria are like the bacteria that live in hot springs, or in extreme environments and appear to be closer to the original living organisms than either of the other two kingdoms of life."
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.