The rules of the game require you to find the shortest number of linked articles from one topic to another. I've never actually heard any rules for picking end-points, so we'll let the "random article" link do the work. Let's see, we've got:
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and black garden ant.
Hmmm... Let's see:
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Lasius niger, a.k.a., black garden ant.
Gaah, nine steps. Somebody's got to be able to do better.