Ernest Hemingway

Makayla Meaux

Interestings Facts

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

2.He was a failed KGB Spy

3.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.

4.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

5. Ernest Hemingway had a six toed cat

Interesting Facts

6.Ernest Hemingway used to machine gun sharks to stop them from eating his catch

7.In 1938 he established a world record by catching seven marlins in one day

8.Ernest Hemingway used to hunt German U-Boats in his fishing boat with direction-finding equipment, a machine gun and hand grenades

9.The mother of Ernest Hemingway often dressed young Ernest and his older sister in matching pink flowery dresses (and similar outfits) to fulfill her obsessive desire to instead be mother to a pair of twin girls

10.Hemingway underwent shock therapy to treat his manic depression (bi-polar disorder). The treatment obliterated his memory, which made it impossible for him to write. This was the catalyst that sparked his desire to commit suicide.

Interesting Facts

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

12.James Joyce would get in bar fights and then have Hemingway beat the person up

13.For the last two decades of his life, the FBI had a file on Hemingway, while J. Edgar Hoover kept a close eye on Hemingway during the 1950s

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

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

Interesting Facts

16.After Hemingway and his fourth wife Mary were injured in two successive plane crashes in Africa in 1954, first reports said he had been killed. Some American newspapers even published his obituary

17.By 1957, Hemingway's daily alcohol consumption included Chianti in the morning, wine with lunch and dinner, nightcaps and about a quart of liquor throughout the day

18.When World War I broke out Ernest Hemingway answered an advertisement for recruitment into the Red Cross and he signed up to become an ambulance driver in Italy

19.Ernest Hemingway along with his father, brother, sister, and granddaughter all committed suicide

20.During his 62 years of life, he was married 4 times and divorced 3 times

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