One of the more unexpected and baffling things to happen in recent memory is the unlikely run on Wall Street by a plucky, upstart, ragtag gang on Reddit.
It's a fairly confusing story, especially for those of us who don't know the Wall Street lingo, but at its most basic level, a group of Reddit users found out some hedge fund billionaires were shorting the stock of GameStop, standing to make money should the company falter. So the Reddit gang got together to drive the price of the stock up, which worked out probably better than they could have hoped.
GameStop's stock rocketed up an astounding 1,625%, costing some hedge funds up to about $4 billion. The trading volatility caused popular trading app Robinhood to suspend trading briefly.
And while this all sounds like rich folks profiting off of rich folks, some others have managed to benefit from all the hoopla, too.