This isn't a tall tale, I swear. I scarified the seed on 1/19 between two sheets of sandpaper, taking care not to damage the inside of the seeds. I then soaked them in warm water for 24 hours, and sowed 1/8th inch deep on 1/20, in gritty mix at around 55 - 60F, in ordinary indoor light. They are nearly all up tonight, 1/24.
I've sown these several times before without scarifying, and gotten almost no germination, even after several months.