"A sperm is like tadpole. They both have the same shape and go on to become something else"
"The head of the sperm is like a computer, with all kinds of information of past eons engrained in it."
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.