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Ten Facts you may or may not know about Minecraft. :D

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avatar Stevenleonon
Level 38 : Artisan Steve
A while ago, a guy named CraftedJerk made a blog called, "Tips and tricks you may not know about Minecraft", and it was so epic to me, that i've spent a while figuring out some facts to make my own blog. A big shout-out to you, CraftedJerk! :D

EDIT: WOOT! This made the reel on the main page! Thanks you all SO much! :D Look forwards to another 10 facts real soon. :D http://oi50.tinypic.com/30le8g4.jpg

1. All mobs can ride in minecarts! Blazes, Zombie, Squids... even Ghasts! :D

2. If you put a saddled pig in a minecart, and the minecart is off a track, you can ride it around like a car! Slightly slow, and the controls are backwards, but still fun. :3

3. If you punch another block and continue punching, but move your cursor onto a dragon egg, it will drop the egg as an item! You can also use a piston. :D

4. If you put stairs, half slabs, leaves, glass, glowstone, a chest, iron bars or even cake above a chest, you can still open it! Very useful for decorating, as you can hide that it is a stair, and still open chests. :D

5. If you put ice under slow sand, your movement is even slower! Not sure what'd it would be useful for. :S

6. Ice and water are invisible behind ice. Ice is invisible behind water as well.

7. Wolves and Iron Golems are the only mobs that can become hostile on peaceful. You're never safe! *insert evil laugh here* >:3

8. If you do full lines of "~"'s on a sign, the lines will float off the sign. Also works with "@"'s. :D

9. If you climb a ladder and eat at the same time, you won't slow down.

10. Sheep can eat grass through half slabs! Not sure if this is very useful, but fun to see them "eat" rock/wood/brick/sand. :P

People think I copied a video, but I didn't. This explains it.

(Due to many people thinking I copied a video, [and for good reason] I decided to make a list on how I came about these facts.)
1. I'm an avid redstone-er, and I saw sethbling's football game thing, and I wanted to try the tnt launching pig in minecart thing. As I wondered how to get the pig into a minecart, I tried dropping a pig in from a few blocks above the minecart. It worked, and I tried doing it with other mobs. :D (Took a LOT longer to get ghasts and blazes, though, as they fly. :S)
2. Same as #1, for the pig, except I put a saddle on before dropping the pig into the minecart. ;D
3. I've drowned out the entire end in water before, and so I couldn't help but fool around with the dragon egg, thanks to tmi. I failed a few timed, and kept placing eggs down (in survival mode, btw) and accidentally moved cursor on another block, and moved it onto egg, and it broke as an item. ;D
4. I have a world where I have a shizzle load of cobblestone, so I kept placing chests around my house. It started getting cluttered, and I wanted to put them in the walls to save space (my house is a small cave. ;D) and it just didn't look good, so I tried putting different block over them, and stairs worked. (First item I tried) and so I tried other items.
5. I have google to thank for this. :S
6. Experience with my bowling alley. (Floor = ice) ;D
7. Kinda obvious. .-.
8. I fool around with signs on smp and ssp a lot, so I ended up trying this, and hey, it ended up flying off the sign. xD
9. Making a super high diving board on smp with some admin buddies of mine. Eating on way up. Problem solved.
10. If you know simjoo's massive structures mod, you'll understand this. I'm that guy who came up with an idea for the pen, and so I (as usual) fooled around with it, after getting the thing done. half slabs on the ground, sheep still ate. Pretty simple. :3

Well, that's all for this blog. If this gets popular, I may make another one. And, as always...
If you liked, diamond, comment and favorite!

CreditCraftedJerk for inspiring me to do this.

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Update #4 : 05/03/2012 4:00:26 pmMay 3rd, 2012

My knowledge is incomplete. D:
+Added to a few facts. :D

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  • Fire_Water
  • Level 27
  • Expert Nerd
  • June 3, 2012, 4:55 pm
On 7 can Pigmen Be peacful and hostile
  • kristian1019
  • Level 17
  • Journeyman Pokemon
  • May 10, 2012, 3:28 am
[size=10pt][color=rgb(34,34,34)][bgcolor=rgb(204,204,204)]6. [/bgcolor][/color][/size][size=10pt][color=rgb(34,34,34)][bgcolor=rgb(204,204,204)]Ice and water are invisible behind ice.[/bgcolor][/color][/size][size=10pt][color=rgb(34,34,34)][bgcolor=rgb(204,204,204)] Ice is invisible behind water as well[/bgcolor][/color][/size]

[color=rgb(34,34,34)][bgcolor=rgb(204,204,204)]Lava is invisible behind ice too:)[/bgcolor][/color]
  • gjaltema
  • Level 25
  • Expert Dragonborn
  • May 9, 2012, 7:20 am
1 is wrong. Iron Golem can't.
  • thergomas
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • May 8, 2012, 6:37 pm
Very nice info! Thanks! :D
addition to #5 put ice under soul sand u move extra slow put cobwebs on top of sand with ice under it u dont hardly move
  • tex12347
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Grump
  • May 6, 2012, 2:56 am
only knew 1 and 6.
I actually did not know any of those except the first one. Nice.
Thanks. ;D
  • Nickob1
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • May 5, 2012, 4:33 pm
  • renttrent
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Dolphin
  • May 5, 2012, 2:47 pm
I know what number 5 is good for makng a trap on a smp or making a trap for hostile mobs on smp and survival mode.
But what if YOU got stuck in it? x3
  • Fire_Water
  • Level 27
  • Expert Nerd
  • May 5, 2012, 4:34 pm
then you screwed
  • Sab
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • June 3, 2012, 3:32 pm
I only knew the 1st one
I'm glad I could tell you a few things, then. ;D Thanks!
Nice! +1 Diamonds! I'm so trying the CAR thing!
  • xemerza
  • Level 45
  • Master Princess
  • May 5, 2012, 8:35 am
You can place a cake on a chest and still open it xD Cake Chest! :D
Cake chest... xD
I'll add it - thanks. Lol... ;D
  • xemerza
  • Level 45
  • Master Princess
  • May 5, 2012, 9:24 am
  • Megabites
  • Level 24
  • Expert Pokemon
  • May 5, 2012, 7:58 am
Ghast riding a minecart! LOL
WOW! (;
  • storm97970
  • Level 45
  • Master Skinner
  • May 5, 2012, 3:41 am
  • apan474
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Miner
  • May 5, 2012, 1:56 am
If u use cobweb over the soulsand and ice u move even slower :D
And if you also shift and block, you barely can move
My question is - do you move at all? :P
Thanks for the comment! :D

  • apan474
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Miner
  • May 5, 2012, 11:58 pm
Wow! I would of thought I knew all the hints and tricks, you sir proved me wrong, Diamond for you! :3
Thanks, friend. :D
  • Kremlin100
  • Level 28
  • Expert Archer
  • May 4, 2012, 11:03 pm
cool, diamond for u!
Thanks. :)
  • Kremlin100
  • Level 28
  • Expert Archer
  • May 5, 2012, 10:49 am
no, thank YOU. and also the car idea is really cool!
can u give people more than a diamond? This worths more than 1
Haha, thank you, x3
  • Altamed
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Crafter
  • May 4, 2012, 6:00 pm
Iron Golems are also the only mob that sinks in water and doesn't drown. Nice list!
What about slimes? I don't think they drown, but I know they can't swim. But golems are only mob that doesn't take fall damage. ;D
Aren't you thinking of snow golems?
  • Lupin857
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Scribe
  • May 5, 2012, 6:23 am
Actually, chickens also don't take fall damage. They float down, flapping their wings.
  • CyclopsRio
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Creeper
  • May 4, 2012, 4:48 pm
CraftedJerk would be the one who posted the first few "Tips and Tricks You May Not Know". :) Great info.
Alright, i'll fix that. Thanks! :D
  • Xentrality
  • Level 16
  • Journeyman Pirate
  • May 4, 2012, 4:33 pm
101st diamond :)
Thank you, friend. :3
  • ice374
  • Level 60
  • High Grandmaster Programmer
  • May 4, 2012, 4:25 pm
Yup, they can ride in minecarts. ;D
knew all except 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10
Haha, I get it. x3 Thanks for the comment!
Your welcome.......diamond! oh wait i already gave u a diamond :P
  • Nahuda
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Architect
  • May 4, 2012, 4:07 pm
Here you go... your 100th diamond! :D
YAY! x3 Thanks for reading, and the comment and diamond and stuffz. <3
Nice! i did not know alot of them
Thanks. :D
  • bloom50
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Mage
  • May 4, 2012, 1:01 pm
Knew all of this except for the part about a car... XDD
Wow, you're really smart. :D
  • bloom50
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Mage
  • May 5, 2012, 8:40 am
I thank minecraft videos, since I WASN'T here since Alpha. :D
Haha, yeah. Thanks for the comments! :)
  • epic2
  • Level 26
  • Expert Toast
  • May 4, 2012, 8:03 am
Thank yhu. ^-^
  • RoughSpirit
  • Level 20
  • Expert Explorer
  • May 4, 2012, 6:32 am
Its "Soul Sand", not "Slow Sand".
Slow sand is just another name for it. ;D
  • RoughSpirit
  • Level 20
  • Expert Explorer
  • May 4, 2012, 2:29 pm
Not one I've ever heard.
  • BongTokez
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Miner
  • May 4, 2012, 5:43 am
keep it up! short, informative stuff like this is good.
Haha, thanks! :D
  • gjaltema
  • Level 25
  • Expert Dragonborn
  • May 4, 2012, 12:31 am
I have send u a messge (:
I replied. ;D
  • gjaltema
  • Level 25
  • Expert Dragonborn
  • May 4, 2012, 3:24 am
Me to : D
  • foreverblu
  • Level 29
  • Expert Dragonborn
  • May 3, 2012, 11:16 pm
80th diamond
YAY. :D Thanks!

  • banyix
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • May 3, 2012, 5:36 pm
you took this all from that youtube video posted 2 days ago.... nice originality!
No, I actually didn't. Also, did you read the wall of text AFTER the facts? Thats explains it, and if that still doesn't prove it to you, please check out my comments to kenniks on page 2. ;)
  • xxhydroxxx
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Ranger
  • May 3, 2012, 5:36 pm
If you break a bed whilst in it, you ignore water physics and can glitch into blocks!

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