They actually originated in Maine and are believed to be the only breed of cat from the United States.
In fact, Maine coons can come in about 75 different color combinations and patterns.
They originated in a cold climate with harsh winters, and always dressed for severe winter weather.
Maine coons do not truly meow. Instead, they chirp and trill, chirp when they see prey and express happiness with a trill.
Unlike many cats, Maine coon cats actually like water and are super strong swimmers.
American cat show held in New York City's Madison Square Garden in 1895, a brown tabby coon named Cosey took first place.
In 1985, Maine coons were officially recognized as the state cat of Maine.
Stewie cinched the Guinness World Record for the world's longest domestic cat.
The first pet to be commercially cloned was a Maine coon named Little Nicky. In 2004.