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Posted 23 February 2012 - 01:01 AM

Here are a few obscure/interesting Minecraft facts:

-If the player wears a pumpkin on their head or looks at an Enderman through a transparent block such as glass, ice, leaves, or fence posts, it will not turn hostile when looked at.

-Zombie Pigmen can be created in The Overworld if Lightning strikes a Pig

-If caught with a fishing rod while neutral, an Enderman will remain neutral even after being pulled in, though the fact that they teleport away when hit with the fishing lure makes this of limited potential use

-When walking in the Overworld, Zombie Pigmen will spontaneously combust at random times; Fire will engulf them for a split second, but then disappear without appearing to cause them any harm. The brief flicker of flames will also occur if it is struck by lightning a second time.

-Zombie Pigmen can climb up ladders and attack the player while doing so; however, they will not use this to their advantage, and use a ladder only if it is right in front of them.

-Creepers and skeletons cannot see a player through glass (when not aggravated)

-Charged creeper explosions are 50% more powerful than TNT and twice that of a normal creeper's.

-Charged creepers take damage from the initial lightning strike, so it takes fewer attacks to kill them than an ordinary creeper.

-A creeper's fuse countdown lasts a little longer if it encounters a cobweb

-It is also possible to deal a Critical hit on a fireball, since it is an entity

-Ghast sounds were made by C418's cat

-Cave Spider poison does affect Skeletons, but will not kill them because the venom only brings entities down to half a heart.

-Magma Cubes cannot swim in lava

-Unlike tiny slimes, tiny Magma Cubes can still hurt the player

-Magma cubes do not seem to take fall damage

-If the player is under/over a skeleton, it will shoot itself.

-If a player throws a chicken egg at a docile spider and hits, the spider will stay neutral.

-Causing a spider to take fall damage or damage from a cactus after attacking it during the day causes it to become neutral again

-By putting a pig with saddle in a minecart, and getting it off the tracks, it acts like a car. But with opposite controls.

-If you damage the sheep 7 hits (3 1/2 hearts) you can get 5 wool blocks by clicking both mouse buttons at the same time while holding shears, though it requires practice as you have 1/20 of a second between each mouse click.

-Fish are easier to catch during rain

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-Boats crashing into soul sand don't break.

-If you place soul sand in front of a 1x2 doorway you can only walk through one way.

-If you are in a completely dark area with grass you can use bonemeal to create tall grass (and flowers) that will automatically uproot for easy collection.

-No hostile mobs spawn in mushroom biomes (or underground in caves under mushroom biomes)

It's possible some of these are bugs that have been fixed but some are just obscure and interesting to know about. So forum, do you know any other obscure and/or interesting facts?

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 01:04 AM

the first two are pretty well known.

the first one even more then the second
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 01:19 AM

the cat-ghast sound disturbs me for some reason O.o
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 02:18 AM

If you give a stair block an invalid metadata value, then it's invisible and pushable by pistons.
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 02:55 AM

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 06:38 AM

The pig car is awesome!!! Never knew that before! I tried it immediately in creative mode and yep thats a car. Awfully hard to control though and not very fast but, it is a car!


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Posted 23 February 2012 - 09:25 AM

the only one that seems interesting to me is the pig + car - rail = car... is it really a controllable way to move around?

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 09:40 AM

Another interesting and helpful fact is: Placing fences under the dirt blocks of wheat farms prevents the wheat from being trampled



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Posted 23 February 2012 - 10:08 AM

If a Giant slime is in a Minecart, you cant see the Minecart and it can only be pushed by another Minecart with something in it.


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Posted 23 February 2012 - 11:18 AM

About the cat sound
I'm really surprised bout that.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 11:23 AM

View PostKourebos, on 23 February 2012 - 01:01 AM, said:

-Fish are easier to catch during rain
I did not know this.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 12:01 PM

View PostKourebos, on 23 February 2012 - 01:01 AM, said:

-Ghast sounds were made by C418's cat

This one made me crack up. Good facts. ;D

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 10:19 AM

Added some more interesting facts to the OP. If anyone has some others post here and I'll add them to the OP.



Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:25 AM

Somewhere in every Minecraft world, There is a Mycelium block in a cave.



Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:40 AM

If you are in a completely dark area with grass you can use bonemeal to create tall grass (and flowers) that will automatically uproot for easy collection.

My favorite fact.

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 06:42 AM

If you stand in the same place as a snow golem, you will see a snowman face, not a pumpkin/jack-o-lantern.




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Posted 12 June 2013 - 12:05 PM

what about the slowest speed you can go in minecraft (25 blocks an hour)? watch the video by sethbling

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 12:28 AM

These are cool facts but apperantley your a cub fan so I don't care