The Week's Most Extreme Stories
This week's superlative stories, as voted by you
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 26, 2012 5:00 PM CDT
Updated Oct 28, 2012 9:00 PM CDT
The Elamites borrowed the concept of writing from the Mesopotamians, but made up their own set of symbols.   (Wikimedia Commons)

(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.