"As well, the mucus is like a fly paper strip. Impurities in the air you draw into your nasal passages -- things like dust, pollens, and other debris -- stick to the mucus so they don't get into your lungs"
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.