So, there I was. Standing in a bustling street, and there's a blue flash, followed by a green flash, and everyone started rubbing their heads.
All of a sudden, people start catching fire. But they don't seem harmed.
I find a part of myself that wasn't there before. I flip some kind of mental switch, and my hand bursts into flames, but it feels pleasantly cool.
On the news that night, was the revelation that almost everyone got powers at the same time.
None of the powers seem to heal at all.
It seems to be that the more people in the country, the more powerful the powers given.
People from China are able to turn into extinct animals at will, while the people of the Falkland Islands are able to make bread taste like whatever they like.
The exceptions are Antarctica, which has given research scientists nigh invincibility and regeneration, people at sea, who are able to telekinetically control salt water, and people in space who are able to shoot a seemingly infinite amount of any metal at will.