01. The life [span] of Japanese women is the longest in the world.
02. Many young children today have an approximate attention [span] of about 15 minutes, or the time of a television show between commercials.
03. Raymond Bourque's hockey career [spanned] more than 20 years.
04. French rule over England [spanned] more than 300 years, beginning with the Battle of Hastings in 1066.
05. The bald eagle has a wing [span] of about six feet.
06. The Confederation Bridge [spans] the ocean between the provinces of Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick.
07. The life [span] of my bicycle light between charges is about three and a half hours.
08. Laurence Sterne once observed that a large volume of adventures may be grasped within this little [span] of life, by him who interests his heart in everything.
09. The average life [span] of a beluga whale is 10 years.
10. At its height in the 1930s, the British Empire [spanned] the globe.
11. Although some stages of a star's life are said to be short, they are very long compared to our human life [spans].
12. The largest insects that ever lived on the earth were giant dragonflies with wing [spans] of over three feet.
13. A goldfish has a memory [span] of 3 seconds.
14. The average life [span] of a fifth-century man in England was 30 years.
15. Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic, is home to an expanding artistic community [spanning] the visual and literary arts, and the music scene.
16. In January 1933, construction began on the Golden Gate Bridge, which [spans] the channel at the entrance to the San Francisco Bay.
17. Scientists believe the family of man [spans] the last 2 million years.
18. The age of buildings in the British Isles covers a [span] of over a thousand years.
19. The longest recorded [span] for hiccupping without stopping is 68 years!
20. The average life [span] of residents of London, England in the middle of the 19th century was 27 years.
21. The geological evolution of our planet has proceeded according to uniform, gradual processes over an immense [span] of time.
22. In order to understand our earth and the processes which operate upon it, one must attempt to comprehend time [spans] of millions of years.
23. Oliver Goldsmith once said that people seek within a short [span] of life to satisfy a thousand desires.

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