Whenever George would go to a cocktail party he would go up to a group of people and say “By the way, did you know the ant is the smallest animal?” If someone would say another animal was smaller, like the flea, George would just snort “You call that an animal?” and walk away.
One night he was looking up Germany in his encyclopedia, to see what kind of ants they have there. He accidentally turned to Germs, and it said that germs were even smaller than a flea. It didn’t mention ants though. He was still O.K.