Here's a cdf:
The curve shows what percent of people are less than a given height.
Now, if you literally put all humans in a line-up sorted by height, you'd get this:
Which is an inverse cdf.
I like this curve, because it is easy to create. If you have a bunch of human heights, you just sort them, and plot that. It is also meaningful. It shows what it would look like if you lined up a bunch of humans. And a wide/flat part of the curve means that there's a lot of humans with that height.