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In Minecraft, when I exit a minecart, I often lose half a heart (sometimes even more). But occasionally I don't get harmed. I wasn't able to find a rule, what to do to exit the cart unharmed ... is there a specific point to look at? Or something to do?

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If there is only one block of headroom above the cart, the player will take half a heart of damage as he bangs his head on the ceiling.

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    Technically it's not banging your head, it's suffocating!
    – fredley
    May 31, 2011 at 14:15
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    the difference is that head banging involves a lot more heavy metal
    – Alex
    May 31, 2011 at 14:24
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    So it's head banging if the ceiling is iron or gold blocks. May 31, 2011 at 18:18
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    @Alex: It doesn't always involve heavy metal. It depends on the material of the ceiling. Sometimes, normal rock can be enough to bang your head on.
    – Joetjah
    Jun 1, 2011 at 7:33
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    @Alex: And with 'rock' I was referring to en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_music ;)
    – Joetjah
    Jun 1, 2011 at 8:53

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