Ernest Hemingway

By: Kevin Pham - Biography

Facts

1. Ernest has shot a lion before.

2. He was a writer for a newspaper in Kansas at the age of 17.

3. He was a failed KGB Spy.

4. The FBI was spying on him.

5. He led a French militia into battle against the Nazis.

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6. He stole a urinal at his favorite bar before.

7. He married 4 times and divorced 3 times.

8. Hemingway was awarded a Bronze Star for his bravery under-fire in World War II.

9. His sister, brother, and father all committed suicide.

10. He has survived two plane crashes.

11. Ernest hunted sharks and marlins.

12. His mother dressed him up as a girl because she was disappointed to find out that he was a boy.

13. He wanted to join the U.S. Military but was rejected because of his poor eyesight.

14. When he was passing supplies out to soldiers, he was seriously injured by a trench mortar.

15. Ernest joined the navy and outfitted his fishing boat with guns to hunt German Submarines.

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16. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.

17. One of his wives was killed in an airplane crash.

18. He killed himself with his favorite shotgun.

19. He loved six-toed cats.

20. Hemingway and his fourth wife Mary are buried in Ketchum's town cemetery in Idaho.