Apparently "Jezebel" isn't a word associated only with the Bible, Southern whores, "tragic mulattos", contemporary music or, uh, girly celeb/fashion blogs: It's also totally about building bombs! According to a recruitment notice that appeared in Scientific American in 1956, "Jezebel" was the name given to a bare plutonium sphere at the University of California's notorious Los Alamos, New Mexico laboratory. (This excites some of us. Seriously). After the jump, the entire ad β€” as presented by Modern Mechanix β€” including an explanation on why a company town devoted to instruments of mass murder was "an ideal community and climate in which to live and raise a family"!

Ad: Work At Los Alamos [ModernMechanix]
Related: Jezebel Stereotype [JimCrowMuseumOfRacistMemorabilia]
Earlier: The Jezebel Soundtrack
Jezebel: A Love Letter To The Most Awesome Blog Name In The Universe