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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Hmm, good points. Definitely don't mind :)

How about:

Authentication is like when you eat a cookie from the cookie jar, and your mom sends the crumbs left on the counter to test the DNA from the crumbs to verify that it was you.

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Ana Chiritescu Author

Andy, this is close, but not quite right, I believe. You should only open the cookie jar after you confirm your identity somehow :-)