By: Devyn Hagemann
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- On July 21, 1899, Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois.
- Ernest was a failed KGB spy.
- Hemingway was known to use a machine gun on sharks to stop them eating his catch.
- In 1954, while visiting Africa, Ernest was almost fatally injured in two successive plane crashes.
Ernest Hemingway killed himself with his favorite shotgun bought from Abercrombie & Fitch.
- Ernest owned a six-toed cat.
- Started his first career (age 17) as a writer in a newspaper office in Kansas City.
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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- Ernest Hemingway took a urinal from his favorite bar and moved it into his Key West home, arguing that he had “pissed away” so much of his money into the urinal that he owned it.
- Ernest Hemingway grew paranoid & talked about the FBI spying on him later in life. He was treated with electroshock.
- Ernest Hemingway used to hunt U-boats in his fishing boat with direction-finding equipment, a machine gun and hand grenades.
- Ernest Hemingway along with his father, brother, sister, and granddaughter all committed suicide.
- At the age of 27 he nicknamed himself "papa."
- 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.
- When first born, until about age 4, many people didn't know if he was a boy or girl because his mom dressed him in girl clothes and had his hair grown out to the length of his sisters.
- He was never able to participate in the war because of his eye sight, but he wanted to help out in World War I so much that he became an ambulance driver.
- Ernest was awarded a Bronze Star for his bravery under-fire in World War II when he was a war correspondent.