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25 things you didn't know about Minecraft

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Level 40 : Master Ladybug
1) Mooshrooms can be sheared, this will give 2-5 red mushrooms and turn it into a cow, there is a particle effect unique to this process resembling a tiny explosion

2) Placing 4 Smooth sandstone in a 2x2 square in a crafting area will produce 4 Smooth sandstone

3) There is an unused howling sound effect for wolves: mob.wolf.howl

4) A carpet roof will not prevent light from coming through

5) Carpets can be placed on top of water and lava, but not directly, it has to be placed against the side of another block

6) Cake is super-resistant, it will break sand, gravel and even ANVILS if they land on it

7) You can make fireworks go up to 150 blocks away from the location of its launch by dispensing it in flowing water, it will go in the direction the water flows and will only go up to 150 blocks if it has flight duration 3

8) On easy mode, withers will not launch Blue wither skulls and wither skulls will not give the Wither effect

9) After 1.6 Golden apples spawn a lot more frequently in dungeon chests, originally, the chances were 0.7%, now they are 6.5%, as common as enchanted books

10) Maps and Enchanted Books may rarely spawn in stronghold library chests

11) Rather than clicking Open to LAN and going through the whole interface, you can type /publish to open the world to LAN, however, it uses the automatic settings: Survival, Cheats Off

12) In the scoreboard colour options, you can also add bold, italics, underlined, crossed out or obfuscated text by typing either 'bold', 'italic', 'underline', 'strikethrough' or 'obfuscated'

13) Spider Jockeys can be spawned in creative with spider eggs (have a 1% chance of spawning), therefore if you use this in the Nether you will have a 0.8% chance of receiving a Wither Spider Jockey

14) Nether Fotresses have the most unique chest loots, items such as Nether Warts, Golden Swords, Golden Chestplates and Flint and Steel do not spawn in any other chests

15) Ender chests drop as 8 obsidian blocks when mined in survival, silk-touch is required to mine the block itself

16) There is a note block sound effect which only works with the playsound command: note.pling, no block the note block is placed will cause this noise, although it resembles the standard note block harp sound

17) Torches have a slightly weaker light level than glowstone at 14, whilst glowstone, redstone lamps, jack o' lanterns and sunlight peak at 15. Redstone torches have a light level of 7, not enough to melt snow or ice

18) Chainmail armor can be crafted like regular armor if you use fire (ID:51)

19) The common farmer villager is the only villager not to offer the trade 8-9 gold for an emerald, even the unused green villager offers this trade

20) Killing a villager using lava will not anger the other villagers or the iron golem, also, you can build villager breeders resulting in possibly better trades, you build a villager breeder by create 7x7 square wall, 2 blocks high, and placing doors covering each side, then get 2 or 3 villagers in there and they will slowly reproduce

21) There is a 1/256 chance that a chicken egg will spawn 4 chickens at once, instead of just the one

22) Breeding and fishing give experience

23) Silk-touch enchanted swords or shears can harvest cobwebs

24) You can press Q whilst in a container's inventory to drop the selected item out of the container

25) Silverfish stone monster egg blocks spawn rarely and randomly beneath Extreme Hills biomes

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09/13/2014 9:15 am
Level 26 : Expert Nerd
ClickStartGaming avatar
The 3.) is rarely used... either if you died by a pack of them or they do that every night at a full moon.... I heard that kind of sound... :3
12/24/2013 4:33 am
Level 2 : Apprentice Miner
FLux_ avatar
On easy mode cave spiders won't poison you
12/24/2013 4:36 am
Level 40 : Master Ladybug
atomclk00 avatar
a lot of people know that already though
12/24/2013 4:51 am
Level 2 : Apprentice Miner
FLux_ avatar
Yeah, I know, but there still are some people who don't :P
03/21/2014 8:57 pm
Level 3 : Apprentice Ranger
Svawe avatar
Hmm... Seems like i have never played on easy then. D: WAIT THAT'S A GOOD THING
12/18/2013 5:34 am
Level 4 : Apprentice Dragonborn
flameanzer789 avatar
10/19/2013 3:20 pm
Level 16 : Journeyman Mage
rocknsugar avatar
26) You can't see explosions that are behind you, even using F5
10/09/2013 12:52 am
Level 44 : Master Demolitionist
AetherMaster avatar
actually 24 I think everyone who plays minecraft knows that except for the people who got it a few mins ago
10/10/2013 4:18 pm
Level 40 : Master Ladybug
atomclk00 avatar
every1 knows it can be done from one's inventory, but not directly out of a container (e.g. chest, furnace, dispenser...)
10/10/2013 6:20 pm
Level 44 : Master Demolitionist
AetherMaster avatar
you know I learned to click Q before I learned I can throw a stack out with my inventory open.
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