Quite often while visiting this site my entire browser (IE7 on WinXP Pro) freezes for about 10 seconds. This occurs anywhere on the site (has happened twice while writing this).
This does not happen with any other website at all and is rather frustrating.
Just a note.
I don't know what the permanent solution is, but you might try using Firefox or Opera for the meantime.
I'm not sure why anyone uses IE anyway...
I totally agree!
IE7 although it's fully released, might still be rather unstable! Have you tried using IE6 or less?