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Manny Pacquiáo

Yes, I Eat Aborted Duck Fetuses

... It's a Filipino Thing

2/7/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

020614_manny_pacquiao_launchRocky drank raw eggs for protein ... but Manny Pacquiáo takes things a step further ... 'cause TMZ sports has learned, the eggs he likes to eat are filled with UNBORN BABY DUCKLINGS.

It's true ... the boiled duck fetuses -- called Balut -- are all the rage in the champ's native Philippines.  The little duckies are cooked ALIVE right before they hatch ... and are eaten out of the shell.

Pac-man was at a press conference for his upcoming Timothy Bradley fight in NYC today ... when we asked him if the popular Filipino snack tastes as nasty as it looks.

Check out the clip ... Manny's face tells the whole story.

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1.

Breaking Bones    

and trust me that's some of the better dishes they have in the Philippines

72 days ago
2.

daneeechan    

Now this is the news I have been waiting for!!!!!!!!! Alright TMZ!!

72 days ago
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FLEX    

When did he say he eats them regularly like "Rocky did with raw eggs"? Hell I never heard him say he's tried it. He said it was popular, but he almost looked like he was disgusted at the idea lol.

72 days ago
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vroomvroom    

Just ewwww

72 days ago
5.

idiots_abound    

These have been featured on Anthony Bourdain, Andrew Zimmerman, Amazing Race and Survivor. Old news, TMZ.

72 days ago
6.

robert    

You need to check out the "LA Beast" on YouTube. He eats a plateful of these things. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lsFc3ZVPNHI

72 days ago
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super_bidi    

That's f'd up.

72 days ago
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Julia     

Its so disgusting and cruel

72 days ago
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Hot Dumb Italian Mike    

I've traveled everywhere on this planet and the two countries I will NEVER return to...1) Russia, when I was there in a market they were selling old loafs of bread with maggots inside....they're advice; just dust them off! 2) the Philippines. Once , at a outdoor market, cooked meat was hanging on hooks when asked what type of meat was it he replied" collie"......as in dog!!!! Never again. The humidity,...dont ask!

72 days ago
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Rachel    

It's called, Balut. Manny is filipino and thats what they eat. How is it any different then you eating eggs? How is this a story?

72 days ago
11.

TuxThePenguin    

Very popular in Hawai'i. nothing new here.

72 days ago
12.

B    

It's funny to see tmz post anything for news. Get ur act straight, this isn't anything new to a lot of people. It's also been shown on tv. I can go out anytime and get those if I wanted to so don't make it seem any worse than it really is.

72 days ago
13.

LetsBeReAL    

That's gross. Like straight up GROSS! I don't eat eggs either way but this doesn't even make eggs a thought.

72 days ago
14.

AllieHughes    

Gross

72 days ago
15.

Machelle    

That very well might be THE most sickening thing I've read in a long while...

72 days ago
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