For a long time people have held that you should never dig straight down in Minecraft. If you do, you'll fall into lava, burn, and die. I accepted this saying as true after one of my first few times playing Minecraft. The first time I thought to question it was when I dug straight down in the Minecraft demo and didn't die at all. Maybe it's not as dangerous as we all thought? Or is it as dangerous as we all thought? Let's find out!