I wrote about data giraffes two weeks ago. Usually, “data giraffes” are a problem and we need to work hard in order to solve it. Sometimes, they are a useful feature. Take a look at this NYT front page that shows the number of new unemployment applications in the United States over the time
And this is the pseudochartchart version of the same data
Credits: I’ve found these examples on Stott Berkun’s page.