Carsyn Hodde

5 Facts about Ernest

1) The mother of Ernest Hemingway often dressed young Ernest and his older sister in matching pink flowery dresses because his mother wanted Ernest to be a girl.

2)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.

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

4) Ernest once took a urinal home from his favorite bar and moved it into his home

5)While vacationing in Africa, Ernest Hemingway was almost fatally injured in 2 separate plane crashes over a 2-day period. The next day he read in a newspaper his own obituary. A few days later, he was seriously injured in a brush fire.

~ Hemingway wrote a 6 word short story because of a bar room bet. It read, “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”

~Hemingway once said that he can’t think of any better way to spend money than on champagne.

~The KGB secretly recruited Hemingway to be their spy, and he accepted.

~Hemingway felt it “would be very dangerous” for someone to not attend multiple fights a year.

~According to Hemingway, his eyelids were particularly thin, causing him to always wake at daybreak

-He liked to write on his feet

-He wanted to fight in World War I, but was denied due to his wretched eye sight. However, he convinced the military to make him an ambulance driver. Unfortunately, during the war he was wounded from mortar fire

-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.

- Hemingway survived four car accidents and two plane crashes

-In Florida’s Key West, there’s an annual Ernest Hemingway Lookalike Contest

Ernest Hemingway Biography