"Millions of years of evolution have resulted in whole blood that is (a) liquid and flows easily and (b) of a viscosity that the heart is accustomed to pumping. To overly simplify, blood doping is like turning your blood into molasses and asking your heart to keep up, all the while hoping that the sludge doesn't get stuck anywhere."
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.