"Corn starch is broken down into individual glucose molecules using various enzymes and acids. A pearl necklace analogy can help explain: Corn starch is like a long pearl necklace. Each individual pearl is a glucose molecule. The glucose molecules are strung together by chemical bonds that create the "pearl necklace", or in technical terms, a glucose polymer."
"This works well for me and I've never had a pizza stick. The corn starch is like little ball bearings under the crust."
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.