Ernest Hemingway

By: Kennedy Altman

20 interesting facts

    1. He survived through anthrax, malaria, pneumonia, skin cancer, hepatitis, diabetes, two plane crashes, a ruptured kidney, a ruptured spleen, a ruptured liver, a crushed vertebra, a fractured skull, and more.
    2. He killed himself with his favorite shotgun bought from Abercrombie & Fitch.
    3. Ernest Hemingway and his fourth wife Mary are buried in Ketchum’s town cemetery in Idaho.
    4. Hemingway’s sister and brother, and also his father committed suicide as well.
    5. He once took a urinal home from his favorite bar and moved it into his home.
    6. Hemingway left trunks of material in the Paris Ritz in 1928 and did not recover them until 1957.
    7. The FBI maintained an open file on Hemingway from World War II onwards.
    8. Hemingway’s sister and brother, and also his father committed suicide as well.
    9. Ernest Hemingway and his fourth wife Mary are buried in Ketchum’s town cemetery in Idaho.
    10. Hemingway hardly ever if ever got a real “hangover.”
    11. He Only Truly Loved Polydactyl - six toed cats.
    12. Hemingway Survived Not One, but TWO Plane Crashes.
    13. He could write a short story in six words.
    14. Ernest Hemingway hunted sharks.
    15. At the age of 27 he nicnamed himself "papa."
    16. His parents were often horrified by their son's work because of their super religious views.
    17. 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 amublance driver.
    18. When he was first born, up until about age 4, many people didn't know if he was a boy or girl beacuse his mom dressed him girl clothes and had his hair grown out to the length of his sisters.
    19. 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.
    20. For the longest time, it was thought that he had died through an accidental shooting because his wife didnt want him to receive a bad image.
Ernest Hemingway Recording