Melvin Roberts of South Carolina has been struck by lightning an unbelievable six times.

He believes that his record with lightning is connected to his record with marriage: "I've married five time and I've been hit by lightning five times. But [his sixth wife] says this is the sixth time and I'm not leaving my wife, so I'm going to have to do something different."

To place Roberts' run of bad luck in context - scientists say that there there is a 1 in 9,000,000 chance of being struck by lightning twice - they do not have figures for how likely it is to be struck six times.