In 1981, the people of Naphlion, Greece were stunned at the sight of frogs falling from the sky. The tiny critters were carried by strong winds all the way from North Africa, more than 1,000 miles away.
Despite the popular myth, it's impossible to seriously injure somebody by dropping penny from an airplane or a tall building. The penny is not very aerodynamic and it doesn't have enough mass to cause damage (only about 3 grams). The worst it could do is cause a sting on the victim's head.
The world fastest unassisted swim across the English Channel is 6 hours and 58 minutes. The distance is approximately 33km (21 miles). Due to the currents, the actual swimming distance is much longer.