During his life, Hemingway survived exposure to anthrax, malaria, skin cancer, and pneumonia. He lived through diabetes, two plane crashes, a ruptured kidney, hepatitis, a ruptured spleen, a fractured skull, and a crushed vertebra.
As a young boy, Ernest Hemingway was dressed in girls’ clothing by his mother and referred to as ‘Ernestine’.
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.
He once hit a critic who’d given one of his books a bad review
In Florida’s Key West, there’s an annual Ernest Hemingway Lookalike Contest
HE LIKED TO WRITE ON HIS FEET
SUICIDE WAS A TRAGIC FAMILY TRADITION
HIS BROTHER FOUNDED A MICRO-NATION
HE COULDN’T DEFEAT DEMENTIA
HE HUNTED JUST ABOUT ANYTHING
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.
James Joyce would get in bar fights and then have Hemingway beat the person up.
According to Hemingway, his eyelids were particularly thin, causing him to always wake at daybreak.
His daily word count was tracked on a slab of cardboard on his wall.
Hemingway only wrote one play called the fifth column and it is set during the Spanish Civil War.
Hemingway was awarded a Bronze Star for his bravery under-fire in World War II when he was a war correspondent.
Hemingway left trunks of material in the Paris Ritz in 1928 and did not recover them until 1957.
Ernest Hemingway used to hunt u boats in his fishing boat with direction-finding equipment, a machine gun and hand grenades