"These high-energy electrons are like hot coals and need a special electron carrier."
"High- energy electrons are like full squeeze bottles, the kind you see on the sidelines of a football game. In this analogy, the energy drink inside a squeeze bottle ... "
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.