"Pumice is like the hardened foam from a spewing volcano -- kinda like the foam that forms on the top of a mug of beer. It is mostly air."
"Pumice is like a bag of popcorn, and how popcorn doesn't really mesh together. When the area got wet, all of the sand and fill material between the pumice basically washed downward thirty some feet to the solid rock. "
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.