If you have a slow internet connection, it can feel like that because while you're scrolling the page is putting new images into the screen which make the total size of the page larger, therefore even though you're scrolling down you end up going up instead of down.
Think about it this way:
Firefox sees your position as absolute.
I.E. If you're 3000 pixels down the page, even if the page gets longer you'll stay 3000 pixels down.
That means that if the page goes from 6000 pixels to 9000 pixels you'll end up going from 1/2 down the page to 1/3 down the page. When scrolling it happens in much smaller increments.