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It's a simple half-cell galvanic reaction. Essentially the potato and salt act like the inside of a battery and placing the wires together creates a flow of current with a combination of heat and a spark (that's why you wait 5 mins to "charge" up the cell. The cotton merely catches the spark and creates the flame.
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