These Gigantic Maine Coons Will Win Your Heart

If you've never heard of them before, the Maine Coons are one of the largest domestic cat breeds on our planet. Male Maine Coons can weigh up to 35 lbs (16 kg) and sometimes even more! No one knows their origin for certain, but there are a lot of theories and myths about it, and according to one of these, they are a mix-breed between a cat and a raccoon. Another theory suggests that the Queen of France, Marie Antoinette tried to save her favorite Turkish Angora cats from extinction. Sadly, she couldn’t make it to the U.S. but the cats allegedly landed on the shores of Wiscasset, Maine, where they started breeding.