"Geologists often say the asthenosphere is like silly putty."
" the asthenosphere is like oil on which these plates move"
"asthenosphere is like butter at room temperature, still a solid but softer than cold butter."
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.