25 Facts About Minecraft You Might Not Know

Since its earliest days, Minecraft has blown up into an international phenomenon. Practically the new Legos of the digital age, it’s a fan favorite for people of all ages. It’s helped kids learn to code, think critically, and it’s even built small YouTube channels into major media entertainment. It’s such a huge game, there’s so much to learn and know about it. Most die-hards probably think they know everything, but they might be surprised what they don’t know. Here are 25 Facts About Minecraft You Might Not Know.

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The Nether Portal can sometimes be invisible.

nether portalSource: https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/m/topic/111010/

If you try to see a Nether Portal behind water or ice, it won’t be visible.


Sometimes it gets its own name wrong.

minecraftSource: http://mentalfloss.com/article/63119/15-fun-facts-about-minecraft

There’s about a 1 in 10,000 chance that when you turn on Minecraft, it’ll misspell its own name to Minceraft.


The indestructible shears.

sheepSource: https://bugs.mojang.com/browse/MC-5313

If you get wool by shearing a sheep, the shears won’t take durability damage. They only take damage when hitting tall grass or leaves.


At the end of the Minecraft world, things get dodgy.

minecraft flatSource: https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/19179/what-happens-when-you-reach-the-edge-of-the-world

Technically, Minecraft worlds aren’t infinite. The further you go out into them, they get buggy and don’t work as well as they’re supposed to.


Minecraft became popular from word of mouth.

word of mouthSource: https://insights.dice.com/2016/01/08/minecraft-and-the-power-of-word-of-mouth/

Minecraft became such a phenomenon because of word of mouth. Gamers told their friends and the word spread like wildfire. Once it hit YouTube, it got even bigger.

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