GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - There has been no shortage of hand wringing and dread as today's closing of the Mayan calendar approached.

Never one to let an opportunity go, KARE 11 Meteorologist Sven Sundgaard tapped into some really bad special effects to create a faux meteor. backyard conflagrations and a small scale KARE 11 doomsday moment.

As Sunrise anchor Tim McNiff later said... "He's a beauty."