"Bringing water to the boiling point is like adding 100 balls to the dodgeball game. You just speed things up."
A whole discussion on evaporation.
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.