25 Weirdly Awesome Things You Should Know About Minecraft

Some—probably very few—people might be wondering what Minecraft is and why you should care or know anything about it. Most of you, especially the younger generation and most likely their parents as well, are aware of this Lego-style adventure game that has been considered the most addictive PC game in the world for the past few years. With more than 100 million registered users worldwide, Minecraft has become a global pop culture phenomenon, and according to some reports, there have been cases of parents seeking professional help to keep their children away from their computers because they have become obsessed with the game.

The craziest thing about Minecraft is that you won’t see it advertised on TV, its gameplay is ridiculously simple, its primitive graphics remind you of video games from the early 1980’s, and there’s no story line whatsoever. Despite these facts, the game’s popularity continues to grow since its official release in 2011. In addition, some YouTubers who had the brilliant idea to make channels that focus exclusively on the game have become rich and famous and have millions of subscribers. If you’re one of those people who has a hard time understanding what this game is all about, we might be able to help you—though we seriously doubt it—with the following 25 Weirdly Awesome Things You Should Know About Minecraft.

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The first version of Minecraft was created in six days back in 2009, when Swedish programmer and designer Markus Persson, widely known as “Notch” to the millions of the game’s fans, decided to create a sandbox game for the launch of his then new company, Mojang AB. However, the full version would be released two years later.

Markus PerssonSource: minecraft.gamepedia.com, Image: commons.wikimedia.org
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All cows in Minecraft are female, since they can all release milk. However, they can still breed with each other somehow.

minecraft cowSource: minecraft.gamepedia.com, Image: Wikipedia
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If you think it’s bad luck to break glass in the real world, then you don’t want to know what happens in Minecraft when you do it. See, when glass is smashed, the sky behind it turns blue even if there are clouds.

MinecraftSource: minecraft.gamepedia.com, Image: YouTube
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And for some reason rain and snow can’t be seen through glass that has been broken.

weather gameplaySource: minecraft.gamepedia.com, Image: YouTube
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The ender dragon is capable of destroying chests, but he can’t destroy minecarts with chests.

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Iron Golems and wolves are the only mobs that can become hostile in peaceful mode. Just as in real life, never trust a hungry wolf, even in the world of Minecraft.

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When the game is paused, a hostile enderman will still shake just because they’re weird like that.

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Lava pools are pretty common even in the most freezing conditions in Minecraft. That’s why you see them pretty often in taiga and snowy landscapes in the game.

minecraft lavaSource: minecraft.gamepedia.com, Image: YouTube
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In the real world, a cat supposedly has nine lives, but in Minecraft, it appears to have even more since it suffers no damage whatsoever in falls.

minecraft imageSource: minecraft.gamepedia.com, Image: YouTube
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As you’ve noticed, in case you play the game, creepers might not have hands, but they can still climb ladders with ease.

creeperSource: minecraft.gamepedia.com, Image: Wikipedia
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If you plant crops in rows with a space between each row, the crops grow faster.

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If you enjoyed this list, take a look at these 25 Common Minecraft Legends And Myths That Aren’t True.

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Eating has no effect on physical activities in Minecraft. You can still jump as high, ladder travel, and run as fast after you’ve eaten a heavy meal.

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If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you have to be really careful because if you break the block beneath the cakes, they will disappear.

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When looking at the debug screen (F3), the netherworld is called Hell, and the End is called Sky.

sky warsSource: minecraft.gamepedia.com, Image: YouTube
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You don’t need to know any secret recipes or start a barbeque since in Minecraft if you just light a pig or cow on fire it drops a cooked pork chop or steak.

meat and onionsSource: minecraft.gamepedia.com, Image: commons.wikimedia.org
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Spiders are friendly during daytime or in a fully lit room. Further, if you’re starving you can eat spider eggs. In the world of Minecraft, they are delicious.

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Boats won’t break if they crash into soul sand.

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In the world of Minecraft, just drinking milk will stop all effects of poison. We wish things were as simple in real life.

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If you eat a raw chicken while crouching, you have a smaller chance of getting poisoned.

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6

One in every 10,000 times you play the game, its introductory menu will flash a misspelling of the game’s title, transposing the E and C to read Minceraft.

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In 2013, the Viktor Rydberg secondary school in Stockholm introduced Minecraft as a mandatory part of its curriculum for its thirteen-year-old students. A teacher stated, “By playing Minecraft, the students learn about city planning, environmental issues, getting things done, and even how to plan for the future.”

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In 2014, state employees Simon Kokkendorf and Thorbjørn Nielsen of the Danish Geodata Agency completed a scaled replica of Denmark within the world-building game to help drive interest in geographic data.

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Persson originally wanted to name it “Cave Game.” Thankfully he ended up with Minecraft.

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In case you don’t understand what the language of endermans is, the weird sounds these creepy things make are the words “Hi,” “Hello,” and “What’s up” reversed, slowed down, and distorted.

EndermanSource: minecraft.gamepedia.com, Image: YouTube
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In Minecraft, pumpkins are apparently more expensive than diamonds, since they are rarer to find than a big, shiny white diamond.

pumpkinsSource: minecraft.gamepedia.com, Image: commons.wikimedia.org


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