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I was looking at this answer and I didn't realize that Minecraft had some Easter eggs in it. Besides the Christmas chest Easter egg, and the sheep Easter egg, what else is there?

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I don't know why this was put on hold, it is a viable question, and something I would like to know too. –  Shadow Z. Dec 27 '13 at 17:20
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That is not really necessary in the answers @IQAndreas. –  Shadow Z. Dec 27 '13 at 17:39
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After seeing several answers here, I have come to the conclusion that this is far too broad. There are too many answers that each list a different item, making this a list type question, where voting is done on popularity, not helpfulness. –  Frank Apr 2 at 1:53
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There has already been a discussion on Meta about this and it was deemed to be acceptable. meta.gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/8133/… –  shanodin Apr 17 at 20:08
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I don't see why this is too broad. We have loads of questions like 'what are all the x in y' (gaming.stackexchange.com/search?q=what+are+all+the) and I don't see what the difference of this one is. –  shanodin Apr 20 at 17:32

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  • Halloween - on October 31st, some mobs will have pumpkins on their heads, and may drop a pumpkin if killed.
  • Christmas - between 24th - 26th December, chests are reskinned to look like presents

    Christmas Chests

  • Mobs - naming a sheep or a sheep spawn egg 'jeb_' will result in rainbow sheep (a sheep which cycles through the colours)

    jeb_ sheep

  • Mobs - naming any mob/mob spawn egg 'Dinnerbone' or 'Grumm' will make it render upside-down

    Dinnerbone cowGrumm cow

  • April Fools - Mojang often have special jokes for 1st April, e.g Minecraft 2.0 from Apr 2013

  • Text for the updates/bugfix lists often includes 'Removed Herobrine' as a reference to an urban legend about the game

    Removed Herobrine

  • If you ever kill Notch himself, he drops an apple

  • Crash logs occassionally include tongue-in-cheek statements such as 'Don't do that again' Crash text

  • On the game's main menu, there is a 0.01% chance that it will say Minceraft instead of Minecraft

  • If the file with the list of splash text lines (the yellow text on the main menu) is deleted, it will display as 'missingno' which is a reference to the infamous glitch in the early Pokémon games.

Sources - many, many hours of Minecraft (and this wiki page)

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I wonder how many people have gotten Minceraft but never noticed it? –  Shadow Z. Dec 27 '13 at 17:38
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'If you ever kill Notch himself, he drops an apple' When and how would this ever happen? –  Zibbobz Mar 20 at 14:39
    
@zibbobz Notch occasionally participates in charity events such as the Mindcrack Livestream. Dinnerbone has been in a few of their Ultra Hardcore series' too. –  shanodin Mar 20 at 14:47
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@Zibbobz If Notch (using his eponymous Minecraft account) joins a Minecraft server that you're on. –  Theodore Murdock Mar 20 at 14:48

Also Deadmau5 has his trademark ears in game. They are visible to everyone and in the vinilla client. enter image description here

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Name an animal Dinnerbone an it will turn upside down

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As mentioned in the question, every year on Christmas, the textures of single and double chests will change to look like wrapped Christmas presents:

Single and double chests looking like Christmas presents

Image by @gnovice (source)

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As mentioned in the question, if you use a nametag to rename a sheep to jeb_ (the underscore is required) the sheep will constantly shift hue (also known as "rainbow sheep" or "disco sheep").

The result (and small tutorial) is shown in the following video:

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When you do name a sheep jeb_ when you sheer it the wool will be the color of the original sheep

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