Splash – official minecraft wiki gas leak explosion

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"Big Pointy Teeth" is the name of a rabbit in Jeb’s game Whispers in Akarra – this is a reference to a quote made by Tim the Enchanter from the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail painting the picture of a Rabbit as a terrible beast with "nasty, big, pointy teeth!" [2]

"Ceci n’est pas une" is French for "This is not a"; the phrase refers to The Treachery of Images ( La trahison des images), a painting by the Belgian René Magritte which depicts a pipe with the sentence "Ceci n’est pas une pipe." ("This is not a pipe.") written beneath it.

Minecraft is currently closed-source proprietary software, meaning the source code has not been publicly released. However, Notch mentioned this could change "once sales start dying and a minimum time has passed", at which point he would "possibly release it all as public domain". [3]

Relates to the numerous "clones" of Minecraft such as Total Miner: Forge, and perhaps an ironic reference to the fact that Minecraft conceptually is itself a "clone" of Infiniminer, and therefore clones might not be negative remakes of other games.

Part of a quote from Dr. David Bowman ("The thing’s hollow—it goes on forever—and—oh my God— it’s full of stars!") and his last line before being pulled through the monolith, from the novel 2001: A Space Odyssey (while often attributed to the film of the same name, the line doesn’t actually appear on-screen until its sequel, 2010: The Year We Make Contact). However, Minecraft is full of stars. They are square pixels on the screen that appear at nighttime.

This splash is stored as "§kFUNKY LOL" in splashes.txt; as with the " C o l o r m a t i c" splash, the "§k" is a formatting code, but instead of changing the color of the following text, the code obfuscates the text, replacing it with random, rapidly-changing characters.

A contentious scene in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. In the original version of the film, Han Solo pulls out his blaster and shoots Greedo before he knows it. In the special edition, Greedo shoots and misses, followed by Han shooting him. This was one of many changes to the film that angered fans. In their plight, they adopted the phrase ‘Han shot first’.

Minecraft is among the most popular topics on YouTube. Notch’s channel is rarely updated, but has received over a million views, 16 million video views, and 67,000 subscribers. User-created tutorial and demonstration videos, "Let’s Play" series, Machinimas and various other videos are also very common. Prior to Alpha 1.0.0(?), this read "700+ hits on YouTube!".

A " homeomorphism" is a mathematical property indicating that there is a continual topological mapping between two objects; in layman’s terms, there exists a way to deform one into the other without cutting or gluing. A " 3-sphere" is a sphere in 3 dimensions, or the set of points equidistant from a given center in 4-space, a higher-dimensional analogue of the "2-sphere" (what we think of as an ordinary sphere.)

Ancient Domains of Mystery is a very old, but popular and unique roguelike game, featuring a world made completely of ASCII characters for graphics, dungeons (random and infinite), and monsters, but also many (optional) storylines that help hold all the features together to stop it from becoming boring.

The main character of the game Heavy Rain yells "Jason!" repeatedly while looking for his son. Also possibly a reference to the famous Friday the 13th slasher movies, in which the background music usually includes the echoing voice of Jason’s mother whispering "Jason! Jason! Jason! Kill! Kill! Kill!"

It may be a possible reference to a quote from Wurm Online, wherein Notch states that "we will never add dragons". Dragons were eventually added, however. The same thing happened in Minecraft with the addition of the Ender Dragon in Beta 1.9 Prerelease 4. Before RC1, this splash read "Absolutely dragon free!".

The Menger sponge is a fractal object constructed by dividing a cube into 27 smaller cubes and removing the smaller center cube from each of the larger cube’s six faces and the smaller cube in the larger cube’s center, and repeating this operation for each remaining smaller cube, and then for each of the even smaller cubes, and so on. A Menger sponge can be exactly represented in Minecraft up to the fifth iteration.

In Indev and Infdev, this splash originally read "More than 5000 sold!". In Alpha v1.0.0, it was changed to read "More than 25000 sold!", and between Alpha 1.0.12 and Alpha 1.0.14 it was changed to the current splash, making it one of the only splashes to be changed more than once (another being #76).

Spock is a very popular Star Trek character. Prior to 1.8.5, this splash read "Cooler than Spock!". Leonard Nimoy who played Spock died on February 27, 2015, one week after the release of 1.8.3 and 84 days before the text was changed in Spock’s favor.

These characters are not part of the standard 26-character Latin alphabet, but are used in the Swedish alphabet (many Scandinavian languages use such extended versions of the Latin alphabet). Minecraft now supports these characters in in-game input fields. Prior to (some version), this splash read "Now supports ÅÄÖ!".

The P versus NP problem is widely considered the most important unsolved problem in computer science. In layman’s terms, the problem asks if certain problems are inherently much more difficult than others, measured by the computation time needed to solve them.

A term that flourished in the Romance period, used to describe a feeling of simultaneous wonder and terror at natural phenomena- quite apt for many a player’s experience of the game. (Additionally, the German Romance painter Friedrich’s "The Wanderer over the Sea of Fog", frequently cited as a prototypical example of the sublime in art, is the source for an in-game painting.)

From the Douglas Adams book Life, the Universe and Everything: "’The Guide says there is an art to flying’, said Ford, ‘or rather a knack. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.’". This splash was added shortly after elytra were added.

Refers to Tyrion Lannister, the dwarf from the George R. R. Martin book A Dance With Dragons, in which he is forced to watch fellow dwarves belittled in a mock pig joust. Minecraft allows you to ride pigs and perform such jousts. Before Minecraft 1.0 RC1, this splash read "Tyrian would love it!".