First and foremost: you have to take Wikipedia with a huge grain of salt. It's written by any old person with a computer and can (and does) proclaim any old thing that someone wants to type.
Soooo . . . I wouldn't put too much credence in this claim (or any other "fact" you find on Wikipedia--unless, of course, you've verified it from a reputable source . . . or two or three)!
Just cuz it's online doesn't make it true!