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Comment: A co-worker claims that figs are fertilized by wasps, and that
after fertilization, the wasp dies; therefore, the figs are crunchy
because of the dead wasp exoskeleton.

I say that the crunch comes from the seeds, and that the wasp is way too
tiny to make a difference in texture, but I can't find anything to support
this.

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The parts before the first comma in each sentace are true, there rest isn't.
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