The Week's Most Extreme Stories
This week's superlative stories, as voted by you
By Newser Editors, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 1, 2013 5:00 PM CST
Updated Feb 3, 2013 12:00 PM CST
This image provided by Heritage Auctions shows an authentic 1913 Liberty Head nickel that was hidden in a Virginia closet for 41 years after its owners were mistakenly told it was a fake.   (AP Photo/courtesy of Heritage Auctions.)

(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.

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DougMasters
Feb 1, 2013 5:10 PM CST
Out of all the reported deaths, the saddest was the effing dog?