Gaming Consoles & PCs 13 Surprising Things You Didn't Know About "The Sims 3" Think you know everything about your favorite game? Think again By Courtney Marchelletta Writer Courtney Marchelletta is a former freelance contributor to Lifewire. gaming enthusiast, and sim player who proves video games aren't just for guys. our editorial process Courtney Marchelletta Updated January 06, 2020 SIms 3 Computer Game. The Sims Consoles & PCs Xbox Buyer's Guide Tweet Share Email One of the most fun things that happen while you're playing The Sims 3 is when something out of the blue happens — like when Aunt Matilda shows up at a wedding in a bathing suit. (You just have to love those inappropriate Sims.) In fact, Sims developers — masters of detail, humor, and creativity — have embedded many such surprises, capabilities, and "Easter eggs" into the game that can enrich your playing experience in a big way. The trick is learning about them. Here are 13 entertaining tidbits you might not have discovered yet, including some truly unexpected, fun oddities that add a whole different dimension to playing the game. 13 Entertaining Sims 3 Tidbits Teddy bears can be put into cribs in Buy mode. Pregnant Sims who eat apples or foods made with apples tend to have boys. The same goes for watermelons and girl babies. A baby's gender can be determined before birth by a Sim in the medical career in at least the fifth level. You'll find this under the Friendly interactions menu. Click on your lights to change their color and intensity. Sims can age anytime not just at the end of the age stage. Buy a birthday cake and pick the Sim you want to age to blow out the candles. Childish Sims can fish in pools. Good Sims can donate to charity. Click on a mailbox with a good Sim selected. Rock stars will be cheered or booed when seen in public. Handy Sims can wire speakers so the whole house hears music when the radio is on. Sims in the Criminal career cannot be robbed. If your Sims get the Disgusted moodlet, there is something about the room they are in that is disgusting to them. It could be dirty dishes, old food, trash, or a wet floor. Ghosts Ghost Sims can have normal or ghost children. Only one parent needs to be a ghost for a ghost child to be born. You can end your Sim's life and turn him into a ghost. Possible causes of death for your Sim include fire, drowning, electrocution, starvation, and old age. If your Sim is a vegetarian, he'll take a long time to die of old age.