Ernest Hemingway

By: Megan Lampe

*Interesting Facts about Ernest Hemingway*

  1. He was a failed KGB Spy

  2. Ernest Hemingway killed himself with his favorite shotgun bought from Abercrombie & Fitch.

  3. He had 6-toed cats

  4. Ernest Hemingway once published a recipe for apple pie in his column

  5. He was an ambulance driver in World War l

  6. Hemingway survived four car accidents and two plane crashes (on consecutive days)

  7. Ernest Hemingway grew paranoid and talked about FBI spying on him later in life. He was treated with electroshock

  8. Ernest Hemingway used to machine gun sharks to stop them from eating his catch and that in 1938 he established a world record by catching seven marlins in one day

  9. He was once seriously injured in a brush fire

  10. When his plane burst into flames on the runway and with his door jammed, Hemingway used his head as a battering ram, butted the door twice and got out

*More Interesting Facts*

  1. There’s an Ernest Hemingway lookalike society that holds yearly contests.

  2. He once slept with a bear

  3. His mom dressed him in girl clothes when he was young

  4. For the last two decades of his life, the FBI had a file on Hemingway

  5. He once hit a critic who’d given one of his books a bad review

  6. Ernest Hemingway’s mother disliked his first book

  7. American actor Orson Welles and Ernest Hemingway became great friends after getting into a fist-fight with each other in a theater

  8. Ernest Hemingway’s brother founded a nation off the coast of Jamaica that consisted of a raft and 7 citizens. It had currency, postage, and a constitution

  9. Hemingway’s wife lost a suitcase at a train station in 1922. In that suitcase was just about every piece of writing Hemmingway had completed up until that point. Having lost it all, he essentially had to start from scratch

  10. Ernest Hemingway took a urinal from his favorite bar and moved it into his Key West home