short circuit

n=2

Leaky Electricity

a: Short circuit ~
b: a water pipe with a hole in it

What: "It's like having a water pipe with a valve closed. A short circuit is like having a water pipe with a hole in it, except with electricity, the leaking wire has to touch something that conducts electricity and is connected to a return path. Water will just go anywhere."

Useful?
Writer: mm
LCC:
Where:
Date: Oct 1 2013 7:38 PM


A Sheep Analogy For Electricity

a: Short circuit ~
b: a break in the fence

What: "A short circuit is like a break in the fence which all the sheep run through." There is a longer discussion of this association in the link.

Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where:
Date: Oct 1 2013 7:40 PM



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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.