- Ernest killed himself with his favorite shotgun, purchased from Abercrombie & Fitch.
- Was a failed spy in the KGB spy.
- Once took a urinal home from his favorite bar and moved it into his home arguing that he had "pissed away' so much of his money into the urinal he owned it.
- He survived exposure to anthrax, malaria, pneumonia, and skin cancer he also had lived through hepatitis, diabetes, two plane crushes (on consecutive days), 4 car accidents, a ruptured kidney, a ruptured spleen, a ruptured liver, a crushed vertebra, a fractured skull, and more.
- He was charged with war crimes under the Geneva Convention when he took command and led a group of french militia into battle against the Nazis.
- In the Florida Keys there are a lot of 6-toed cats because his cat "got around" a lot.
- His brother founded a nation off the coast of Jamaica that consisted of a raft and 7 citizens it had currency postage and a constitution
- There's an Ernest Hemingway look alike society that holds yearly contests.
- He grew paranoid and talked about FBI spying, on him later in life he was treated with electroshock it was later revealed that he was in fact watched and Edgar Hoover personally placed him under surveillance.
- He used to machine guns on sharks to stop them from eating his catch and that in 1938 he established a world record by catching seven marlins in one day.
- His mother wanted a girl but didn't get one so she would dress him up like a girl until he was 4 and his hair was as long as his sisters and she wanted him to be a musician so took him out of school for a year to learn how to play the cello even though he hated the cello
- He wanted to fight in World War 1 but was denied due to his wretched eye sight however he convinced the military to let him be a ambulance driver unfourtnately during the war he was wounded from mortar fire.
- Suicide was a tragic tradition in the family because Hemingway’s grandfather committed suicide. His father shot himself at the age of 57, using a Civil War pistol. His brother and sister and a granddaughter killed themselves, too.
- Hemingway’s son, Gregory, was a doctor who lost his medical license, a husband who divorced four wives, and a transvestite and transsexual who late in his life was arrested for walking down a Key Biscayne street naked, carrying a dress and high heels. A kind and gentle person who sometimes preferred to be called Vanessa or Gloria, Hemingway collapsed and died six days after being arrested (for the naked thing) in 2001 he died, at age 69, in a women’s jail.”
- Hemingway was awarded a Bronze Star for his bravery under-fire in World War II when he was a war correspondent.
- Clarence wanted his son to become a doctor, but Hemingway refused to even entertain the thought of college. Instead, he became a reporter for the Kansas City Star, earning $15 a week
- Ernest Hemingway once published a recipe for apple pie in his column. In fact, he had a lot of recipes for food, and some of them even ended up being museum pieces like his hamburger recipe below
- There’s a popular tale circulating about Hemingway betting fellow writers that he could write a short story in just six words. The story goes that Hemingway gave them: “For Sale: baby shoes. Never worn,” and he won the bet.
- During his 62 years, he married four times and divorced three times (Hadley Richardson, Pauline Pfeiffer, Martha Gellhorn, Mar Welsh Hemingway). Martha Gellhorn never liked being Hemingway’s third wife and required that interviewers not mention the man.
- The great Ernest Hemingway was born July 21st, 1899. He went on to write seven novels, six short-story collections, and two non-fiction pieces. Hemingway was bizarre, bold, and knew what he liked.