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

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

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

And for some reason rain and snow can’t be seen through glass that has been broken.

weather gameplaySource: minecraft.gamepedia.com, Image: YouTube

The ender dragon is capable of destroying chests, but he can’t destroy minecarts with chests.

ender dragonSource: minecraft.gamepedia.com, Image: YouTube

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