The phillips head screw was meant to be worthless. It was designed for unskilled workers of world war II building bombers and other planes. The phillips head would cam out long before the screw broke. Before that they had a lot of problems with over tightening.
The square head drive was one of the first developed, but over taken by the slotted headed and then the phillipshead. They are just now coming BACK into vogue,but they are nothing new.
If you want to see some odd-ball screw heads, look on the backs of street signs. One way screw heads.
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"