Earnest Hemingway

By: Ashlyn Gajewski

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“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” -Earnest Hemingway

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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.

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

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He was a failed KGB Spy..

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When Ernest was born his mom wanted a girl instead of a boy so she dressed him as a girl.

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In 1954, he won the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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During his 62 years, he married four times and divorced three times (Hadley Richardson, Pauline Pfeiffer, Martha Gellhorn, Mar Welsh Hemingway). Martha Gellhorn never liked being his third wife and would require any interviewer to never mention Hemingway.

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Ernest killed himself with his favorite shotgun, purchased from Abercrombie & Fitch.

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Hemingway was awarded a Bronze Star for his bravery under-fire in World War II when he was a war correspondent.

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Hemingway only wrote one play called The Fifth Column and it is set during the Spanish Civil War.

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Hemingway was checked in to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota under the name Saviers, and the press believed he was being treated for hypertension.

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After World War II, he was accused of War Crimes by Geneva surrounding an event where Ernest lead a group of French Militia against the Nazis. He was not convicted.

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Wanted to go to war in World War I, but he had wretched eye sight. However, he convinced the military to make him an ambulance driver. Unfortunately, during the war he was wounded from mortar fire.

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In 1922 Hemingway went to Greece and Turkey to report on the war between those countries.

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In the Florida Keys, there are a lot of 6-toed cats, because Ernest Hemingway’s cat “got around” a lot.

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Ernest Hemingway used a machine gun when fishing, to shoot sharks, and was the first person to ever boat a giant tuna in an undamaged state.

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Hemingway was awarded a Bronze Star for his bravery under-fire in World War II when he was a war correspondent.

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Ernest Hemingway and his fourth wife Mary are buried in Ketchum's town cemetery in Idaho.

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Hemingway survived two plane crashes.

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Ernest Hemingway once published a recipe for apple pie in his column. In fact, he had a lot of recipes for food, and some of them even ended up being museum pieces like his hamburger recipe.

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His death was found to be self-inflicted, but the newspapers called it “accidental.” Five years later, Mary, his wife, publicly disclosed that the cause of death was suicide.