In pre-Crisis DC Comics
continuity, Htrae, the world created by Bizarro
as a home for himself and others like him. On Bizarro World, things are the opposite of the way they are on Earth
: the planet is cube-shaped, everyone has powers like Superman
), banks give money away, newspapers print only lies (hmmm...), and so on. First appeared in Action Comics
The term has come to refer to any situation where things are the opposite of the way common sense dictates they should be.