"The normal consistency of the artery is like a cooked noodle, but when it degenerates and hardens, it becomes stiff and brittle, like an uncooked noodle."
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.