By: Spencer Flynn
- He was a failed KGB Spy
- In the last few years of his life, Ernest Hemingway grew paranoid and talked about FBI spying on him.
- Ernest Hemingway was known to use a machine gun on sharks to stop them eating his catch
- Ernest Hemingway survived through anthrax, malaria, pneumonia, skin cancer, hepatitis, diabetes, two plane crashes (on consecutive days), a ruptured kidney, a ruptured spleen, a ruptured liver, a crushed vertebra, a fractured skull, and more.
- Ernest Hemingway killed himself with his favorite shotgun bought from Abercrombie & Fitch.
- Ernest Hemingway was charged with war crimes under the Geneva Convention when he took command and led of a group of French militia into battle against the Nazis.
- In the Florida Keys, there are a lot of 6-toed cats, because Ernest Hemingway’s cat “got around” a lot.
- 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.
- There’s an Ernest Hemingway lookalike society that holds yearly contests.
- Every male in the Hemingway family would commit suicide at some point in their life.
- Hemingway's son ran a safari business in Tanzania
- The FBI kept an open file on Hemingway.
- As a teenager, Hemingway volunteered for war work and was wounded on the Italian front in 1918
- As a boy, Hemmingway spent the summers with his family in the woods of northern Michigan
- Hemmingway suffered from alcholism and depression
- His granddaughter Margaux Hemmingway, took an overdose of phenobarbital on July 1, 1996
- He was obsessed with six toed cats
- He survived two plane crashes
- When Hemingway became paranoid he was treated with electroshock theareapy
- Hemingway wrote most of his stories in his bedroom
One of the most eccentric yet differencial writers of his time.
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