# friction

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a: Friction ~
b: colour in the fruit bowl

What: "Friction is like the colour in the fruit bowl: it is made up of several different things. To change friction, we need to identify and understand these different components."/p>

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Writer: Graham Rawlinson , David Straker
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Date: Feb 20 2014 4:29 PM

a: friction ~
b: tiny trucks on the skis

What:

"Malena explains that friction is like tiny trucks on the skis driving up and down on microscopic mountains on the ramp. Niels helps sand off those microscopic mountains and catches on fire while doing so. By almost causing Malena to go tumbling down the ramp, Niels learns that friction is greater with two people on one set of skis. He also learns that while lubricants can be used to reduce friction, some lubricants are more effective and less smelly and messy than others."

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Writer: Catherine
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Date: Feb 20 2014 4:26 PM

Metaphorical Metaphysical Friction

a: friction ~
b: mechanical friction

What:

"Deep meditation on the first five verses of the twelfth chapter will teach us the best way to handle controversial matters. In the heat of controversy, we often forget the real issue! Hence, Krishna reiterated the vital factor in verse 2. He does not beg the question nor evade it completely; discussion, argumentation and even controversy are good! Metaphysical "friction" is like mechanical friction - it generates both energy and heat. Energy is desirable and heat is undesirable. Wisdom in argument acts like radiator-water, enabling us to absorb energy and avoid heat!"

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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Feb 20 2014 4:35 PM

a: Friction ~
b: bills

What:

"Friction is like bills: No matter how hard you try, you can't avoid them. Friction can be reduced but not eliminated."

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Writer: Travis
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Date: Feb 20 2014 4:37 PM

Bicycle Shifters

a: Friction ~
b: a violin

What: "In the end, Friction is like a violin while indexed is like a piano. One has keys that you use to get you the right notes and chords while the other depends mostly on the player's tactile and muscle memory. Both can play great music but just in different ways. I suspect though that there were a lot of cyclist that went into Indexed shifting when it first came out and never looked back as it does have its advantages."

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Writer: Chombi
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Date: Feb 20 2014 4:39 PM

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.