The Maine Coon is one of the largest domesticated cat breeds. Males can weigh up to 35lbs (16 KG) and sometimes way more. Even though their origin still remains a mystery, there are a lot of myths about it, and one of them is that they’re the result of breeding between cats and raccoons.
Another one states that the Queen of France, Marie Antoinette tried to save her favorite Turkish Angora Cats from extinction. Unfortunately she didn’t make it to the US while the cats supposedly landed on the shores of Wiscasset, Maine, where they started breeding.