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Ernest Hemingway

Close brushes with death

Famous author Ernest Hemingway had several close brushes with death in his lifetime. The first occurred when he was serving with the Red Cross on the Italian front lines during World War I and was severely wounded by an Austrian mortar shell. In 1935, he shot himself in both calves while wrangling a shark. In 1954, Hemingway and his wife were involved in a plane crash while on a safari in Africa and forced to spend the night in the jungle. The plane sent the next day to retrieve them crashed and caught fire, and several newspapers reported that they had died. The next day, Hemingway emerged from the jungle carrying a bunch of bananas and a bottle of gin. 1)

3656 Hemingway

3656 Hemingway is a name of a minor planet discovered in 1978 by Soviet astronomer Nikolai Chernykh. It was named in honor of Hemingway. A crater on Mercury was also named in Hemingway's honor in 2009. 2)

Playing cello

Ernest Hemingway's mother was a well-known musician in their village. She taught her son how to play the cello. He at first refused to learn it but later in life, he admitted the music lessons contributed to his writing style. 3)

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