What is a voltaic pile?

Volta placed copper disc and a zinc disc, separated by some saltwater. When connecting the two discs with a wire, a current would flow! Why?

WFH on lockdown, like me? Let’s help each other out! I just released Vidrio, a free app for macOS and Windows to make your screen-sharing awesomely holographic. “Oh damn that's genius”, said some YouTuber when he saw it. But don't believe him, or the #1 on Product Hunt. Instead, believe this demo:

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