The Creeper is a botched design of the pig. When designing the pig, Notch mixed up the X and Y axis to create the shape of what is now known as a Creeper.
If you name an animal "Dinnerbone" or "Grumm" it's model will flip up-side-down, this is in reference to two developers by the same alias.
Renaming a Rabbit "Toast" will change its texture to a mixture of large black and white patches. Developer Ryan Holtz added this in as a memorial to Twitter user xyZenTV's girlfriend's missing rabbit of the same name.
If you put a Pumpkin in the Helmet slot of your Armor inventory, you'll be wearing a Pumpkin. Although it restricts your vision, Endermen won't attack you when you look at them. This is particularly useful when fighting the Ender Dragon in The End.
Ex-developer Markus "Notch" Persson originally called Minecraft "Cave Game" but later changed the name to Minecraft.
Minecraft was inspired by the game 'Dungeon Keeper (1997)'
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A group of Endermen is called a 'haunting' of Endermen.
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Connection to Other Media
The title screen often plays random messages. If you delete the "Splash.txt" file the message will say "Missingno" in reference to a glitch Pokemon in Pokemon Red and Blue.
If you delete the splash.txt from the META-INF, your splash screen will say "missingno." This is a reference to the infamous, glitch, Pokemon.
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The enchantment symbols used in game are actually from The Standard Galactic Alphabet. Some of the enchantment messages can be translated as, "Well played internets you are good" and "These names will be random and confusing."
One of the possible splash screens for this game is "12345 is a bad password", referencing a line in the film "Spaceballs".
Several maps within this game are significantly derived from the game Counter-strike.
The Enderman monsters are directly based on the Slenderman from the game Slender.
About 1 in 1,000 times, a rabbit will spawn as a hostile one, attacking players that come near. It is referred by the game as "The Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog". It is based off of the Rabbit of Caerbannog from the British film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail".
One of the possible splash screens for this game is "Adventuring Time", referencing the TV show "Adventure Time".
One of the possible splash screens for the game says "Follow the train, CJ!" This is a reference to a line played during the mission "Wrong Side of the Tracks" during Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
One of the possible splash screens for this game is "Consummate V's". This references the "Strong Bag Emails" episode of Homestar Runner known as "Dragon" in which Strong Bag explains how to draw Trogdor using "consummate V's" for its teeth.
The text used in enchanting is the Standard Galactic Alphabet, which was introduced in id Software's "Commander Keen" series.
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