The Week's Most Extreme Stories
This week's superlative stories, as voted by you
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 19, 2012 5:00 PM CDT
Updated Oct 21, 2012 9:00 PM CDT
In this Aug. 20, 2007, file photo, Kyle Bennett of the United States does a bar-twist as he clears a jump during qualifying for the UCI BMX Supercross race at the Olympic BMX course in Beijing.   (AP Photo/Greg Baker, File)

(Newser) – It's the weekend—time to kick back, relax, and look back on the week that was. As voted by you, our readers, here are the stories that came out on top during the past week:

Click any of the above to see what you may have missed—or to relive the moment—or check out picks from previous weeks here.