Ernest Hemingway

Alex Colvin

1. His mom dressed him up like a girl
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Ernest Hemingway was paranoid of the FBI spying on him in his later years

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Ernest Hemingway machine gunned sharks to keep them from eating his bate

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Ernest Hemingway hunted German U-boats in a fishing boat

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Ernest Hemingway took a urinal from his favorite bar to his home in Key West

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Ernest Hemingway survived anthrax, malaria, pneumonia, dysentery, skin cancer, hepatitis, anemia, diabetes, high blood pressure, two plane crashes, a ruptured kidney, a ruptured spleen, a ruptured liver, a crushed vertebra, a fractured skull, mortar shrapnel wounds, three car crashes and bushfire burns.

As a war correspondent during WWII, Ernest Hemingway took off his non-combatant insignia and posed as a colonel

The FBI was right to watch Earnest Hemingway

Irish Novelist James Joyce and Ernest Hemingway were drinking buddies in Paris. James would sometimes pick fights in Paris, then hide and call Ernest Hemingway to beat up the guy

While vacationing in Africa, Ernest Hemingway was almost fatally injured in 2 separate plane crashes over a 2-day period

On one instance, when his plane burst into flames on the runway and with his door jammed, Hemingway used his head as a battering ram, butted the door twice and got out

Hemingway underwent shock therapy to treat his manic depression (bi-polar disorder). The treatment obliterated his memory, which made it impossible for him to write. This was the catalyst that sparked his desire to commit suicide

There is a Hemingway look-alike Society

Ernest Hemingway’s mother disliked his first book, The Sun Also Rises, apparently claiming that he was “prostituting a great talent” and “pandering to sensationalism”

American actor Orson Welles and Ernest Hemingway became great friends after getting into a fist-fight with each other in a theater

Francis Scott Fitzgerald once showed Hemingway his penis and confessed his worry that it was too small to satisfy his wife Zelda. Hemingway kindly reassured him it was ok

Ernest Hemingway’s brother founded a nation off the coast of Jamaica that consisted of a raft and 7 citizens. It had currency, postage, and a constitution

Hemingway wrote a 6 word short story because of a bar room bet. It read, “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”

Hemingway’s wife lost a suitcase at a train station in 1922. In that suitcase was just about every piece of writing Hemmingway had completed up until that point.

Ernest Hemingway killed himself with his favorite shotgun bought from Abercrombie & Fitch.