Ernest Hemingway

By:Dolores Shelton

20 interesting Facts

20- He was a failed spy for KGB.
19-Hunter S. Thompson investigated his Suicide , but ended up stealing Hemingway's stuff.
18-When he was younger his mother dressed him and his sister up as girls and held his sister back so they would be in the same grade because she wanted them to be twin girls.
17-Ernest Hemingway was in 2 plane crashes and there crashes on his visit to the safari.
16-He wrote 7 novels, 6 collections of short stories, and two non-fiction books in his life time.
15-He was also taken out of school for a full year by his mother to learn how to play the cello.
14-Hemingway, has only written one play in his life time it was during the Spanish Civil War that he created "The Fifth Column".
13- Hemingway's Sister,Brother,and Father all committed suicides closely related to each other.
12-He was a cat cat person, and was fond of Polydactyl cats (six toed cats) He only had these types of cats and later they are know as Hemingway cats.
11- He lived in Cuba for 20 years
10-He once had his pregnant wife come to bull fights to toughen his son up.
9-He was rejected by the US army because he had poor eye site.
8-Hemingway wrote all his books by pencil .
7-He was an obsessive reviser.
6-He was an extreme fisherman who killed sharks with Machine Guns.
5-He was under government surveillance.
4-He went rogue while carrying out war correspondence.
3-He once hunted U-boats for the Hooligan Navy.
2-There are 45 Hemingway cats living at the authors former house in the Key West, Fla.
1- Ernest Hemingway 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 but his life finally ended when he committed suicide in July 2, 1961.