22,000 x 8 = 176,000 bits @ 48,000bps = almost 4 seconds
The same goes for images and tables. If you don't tell the browser what size the images are it has no way to show place holders until it downloads the images and checks the sizes itself.
If your using netscape, opera, or mozilla they all will download the favicon image. Since favicons images are uncompressed if you have a 32x32 favicon image it could be as large as 3,000 bytes adding another half second to your page. If your using a 64x64 image it could be larger than 12,000 bytes adding 2 seconds. I don't know if browsers download the favicon before or after it downloads the page. It's just something you might think about if your using them.